Cenote Chulul, Homun, Yucatan

How to visit Cenote Chulul in Homun: The Complete Guide

Cenote Chulul is one of the many tourist cenotes that you can visit in the town of Homún. If you like cenotes, you came to the right place.

Homún cenotes are very popular in Yucatan. There are more than 20 that are habilitated for tourists to visit, but you can find many many more if you love to explore around and get lost in the Yucatan jungle as we do.

It makes it an ideal destination for nature and cenote lovers.

You can visit the Homún cenotes on a day trip from Mérida, Izamal, or Valladolid, or you have the opportunity to stay the night in Homún in one of the cute lodges that have been built over the years.

Keep reading because we will tell you more about them at the end of the post.

Cenotes that you find on the same road that cenote Chulul

The Chulul cenote is on the same dirt road that we found:

Let yourself be surprised in Homún! 🤗

What are the cenotes?

A cenote is a freshwater sinkhole formed by the collapsing of limestone soil, the type of stone that the Yucatan Peninsula is mainly made of. The cenotes allow us access to the water table. These holes are produced naturally by the collapse of the roof.

Sacred to the Mayan civilization they are now some of the main tourist attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula. Read more about the Mexico cenotes.

Things to know about Cenote Chulul

The Chulul cenote is one of the little ones in Homún, a place with a lot of charm. It is one of the Homún cenotes that preserves painted hands from the ancient Maya, as is the case in the Bal Mil cenote and the Tza Ujun Kat.

These cenotes were ceremonial centers, and therefore, very special places. Remember that water is a treasure and we must protect it 💧

Follow the instructions to go through the shower before entering the cenote, and try to avoid using chemicals such as deodorant, repellent, or sunscreen.

The Chulul cenote is ideal for going with the family for its shallow waters, and it is also easy to climb down to the water. You can really enjoy this beautiful cenote and its neighbors.

Cenote Chulul

How to get to Cenote Chulul

Cenote Chulul is located 50 kilometers east of Mérida. When you arrive at Homún you must continue 2 kilometers from the eastern exit of the town.

Once you see the signs on the left, you must follow the dirt road for 1 and a half kilometers to the Chulul cenote.

Cenotes Homun Signs

How to get to Homún (cenote Chulul) by Car 

From Mérida take Calle 59 to the periphery of the city, and follow the sign to Chichén Itzá. Continue on the road for almost 30 kilometers until the detour to Tahmek. Hocabá continues from here and then Homún.

In Hocabá there is a veggie shop, which is very well stocked with local products that we love. We always stop at this place 🥑🍉🍌

Hocaba fruteria

On the road, you will see several people who will stop you to offer motorcycle taxi tours in Homún. Sometimes they are a bit insisting. Keep in mind that you can get to the Homún cenotes for free or tour them on a motorcycle taxi tour.

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How to get to cenotes Homún by Local Bus 

From Mérida the bus leaves (medium van) from the colonial Centro (calle 52 x 65 y 67). Mini-vans from Mérida to Homún start running from 6 in the morning, and the last departure is at 5:30 pm.

From Homún to Mérida, the first departure is at 5:30 in the morning and the last between 5 and 6 in the afternoon. The price is 34 pesos per person.

The schedules of the buses are approximate as they leave when they are full. It is a very busy route, so it is easy for the bus to fill up quickly.

The ride is approximately 1 hour.

How to get to Cenote Chulul by taxi

In Homún you will find motorcycle taxi services to get to the cenotes. They offer a selection of Homún cenotes, and you can make your choice by browsing through photos and consulting with the guides.

Typically, they will take you to the nearest cenotes, but there are multiple alternatives available. As seasoned travelers, we prefer to make informed decisions based on our preferences.

This is why we are here – to assist you as local experts and provide you with comprehensive details about the Homún cenotes.

The prices are around 250 pesos for a tour of the cenotes by motorcycle taxi. You can see from 3 to 5 cenotes depending on the time you spend.

If you want to visit other cenotes that are further away, such as Mani Chan, Caliskutz, or Che en Yuc cenotes, among others, you must agree on a price beforehand.

Cenote Chulul Homun

Things to do in the Cenote Chulul

  • Swim and chill – you can just enjoy the cool waters and the cave
  • Search the hands – on the Chulul Cenote walls you can find painted hands from the ancient Maya. DO NOT take photos with flash, it harms the conservation of the painting.
Cenote Chulul homun

Practical information 

Chulul Facilities

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Life jackets are included in the price, they are mandatory

Chulul Entrance fee – 

50 pesos per person (3 USD approx)

Chulul Opening Hours 

Open every day from 10 to 17 

mototaxi in Homun

How to visit Cenote Chulul and respect the environment 

Our desire is for the cenote and nature in its entirety to maintain its current state of beauty. Fortunately, preserving it is not a challenging task. We have devised a set of straightforward guidelines to adhere to, in order to minimize any harm inflicted upon the environment.

💙Keep noise levels down.

💙Dispose of waste properly.

💙Avoid using skin creams, sprays, or protectors that could harm the environment (even those labeled as eco-friendly).

💙Always take a shower before entering a cenote (showers are available at the entrance).

💙Refrain from touching or holding onto stalactites, stalagmites, or roots.

💙Avoid any activities that could cause damage to the environment.

If we appreciate the environment we can cultivate a sense of respect toward it.

cenote Chulul

What to bring to Cenote Chulul

  • Swimsuit
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel to dry off
  • Mosquito repellent to wear after you come out of the water as there are many mosquitos around
  • Mask and snorkel gear and life jacket are available for rent but it would be much better if you  have your own, both for hygienic purposes and saving
  • You can walk on your flip flop although I always like to wear closed shoes when I am in the wilderness, mainly to avoid insect bites. But it’s totally up to you!

What we like about cenote Chulul

👍🏽 The extraordinary rock formations, the cave is small but nice

👍🏽 The painted hands of the ancient Maya. We really love these details of culture

What we don’t like about Chulul

👎🏼 A part of the cenote floor is very sandy. When people are in that area, the water turns chocolate-colored when they kick up the sand with their feet. That’s why sometimes the water doesn’t look so clear.

INSIDER TIP – It is the least visited cenote of those in this area, it is something in its favor

Tips to photograph the cenote Chulul

It is a small cenote where a wide-angle lens can always be very useful. The lighting is poor, so increase the ISO to have more light

Cenote Chulul, cenotes Homun

Category – family

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

What to visit near Cenote Chulul

  • Ruins Acanceh 24 km/15 miles 40 minutes by car
  • Ruins Mayapan 46 km/28.5 miles 1 hour by car
  • El resto de cenotes de Homún 😁

Where to stay in Homún

Homun has grown a lot over the years and you can now find many different kinds of stays from the simplest local hotel to more sophisticated luxury places. Here below we will share our hotel recommendations.

🏨 Hameki

Great laid-back luxury glamping just outside Homun downtown. Guests also love their pool and deck chairs and the on-site restaurant offering also vegan dishes.

👉🏽 Check availability and rates on Booking.com

🏨 Hotel Santa Maria

Simple local hotel for a budget stay. The rooms are not fancy but spacious and clean. They have a pool and an indoor restaurant with local dishes.

👉🏽 Check availability and rates on Booking.com

🏨 Reset Atemporal

Interesting luxury stay just outside Homun downtown. This new hotel offer luxurious cabañas equipped with thoughtful details.

👉🏽 Check availability and rates on Booking.com

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