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How to Visit Cenote Multum-Ha Near Coba – Prices and Info [2022]

If you are visiting Coba Ruins you must include a swim in Multum-ha Cenote and the other two nearby Choo-ha and Tankach ha located only a 10-minute drive from the archeological site.


Cenote Multum-ha is a cave cenote and you need to climb some stairs before getting to a huge platform and access to the crystal clear water.

Since it has become very popular if you really want to enjoy it you should go early morning when they open to avoid big groups of people.

In this post, we will explain how to get there and we’ll give you all the practical tips you need for the best cenote experience in the Yucatan Peninsula

Multum ha cenote

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CENOTE MULTUM-HA

Cenote Multum-ha is part of a group of three cenotes managed by a local Ejido, a group of local families that owns the land where the cenotes are located.

You will need a car to get there, or a taxi as local transportations are not available. You will reach a ticket office where you would pay the entrance fees for the cenotes you want to visit.

We suggest visiting the three of them because they are all spectacular and very different from one another.

They will give you a ticket that you will need to show at the entrance of the cenote. (Keep the ticket if you want to visit the cenotes multiple times on the same day so that you don’t have to pay more)

Once you get to the entrance of the cenote you will find well-kept facilities in a beautiful garden with showers and bathrooms and it is mandatory to shower before entering in the cenote.

This is precisely one of the things we love about these cenotes, the efforts from the local community to preserve them.

You will need to climb down some steep but easy stairs for a total of 18 mt depth into mother earth’s womb and you will find yourself in a spectacular cave with crystal clear blue water below a huge dome of stalactites.

cenote multum ha coba

What are the cenotes?

A cenote is a freshwater sinkhole formed by the collapsing of the 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.

WHERE IS CENOTE MULTUM-HA LOCATED

Cenote Multun-ha is only 6 km from Coba Ruins and 55 km from Tulum, 117 km from Playa del Carmen, and from Cancun is 140 km via Valladolid or 183 km via Tulum depending on your itinerary.

CENOTE MULTUM HA MAP

Cob Cenotes Map
Photo © Google Map – Click on the image to open the Map

HOW TO GET TO CENOTE MULTUM-HA


How to get to Cenote Multun-ha by Car 

If you know us by now, you should know that we are going to recommend renting a car to explore the Yucatan Peninsula, but especially this area.

In fact, there are no busses to get you here and renting a taxi to get to three different places and wait for you can become expensive.

So getting to the Cenote Multum Ha by car is very easy.

If you are coming from Tulum you should take the road to Coba and then once in Coba, keep driving past the archeological site around the Coba Lagoon until you find a sign for the three Coba Cenotes.

Just follow the road and you will find the cenotes’ ticket office. You cannot miss it.

Coba Cenote Sign

If you are coming from Playa del Carmen, you will need to get to Tulum first and then Coba.

If you are driving from Cancun, it would be faster to get on the highway to Valladolid and from Valladolid follow the sign to Coba. See the map below.

On the way back you could drive to Tulum and drive along Highway 307 which runs along the riviera Maya for more incredible sites.

But in this case, you should consider an itinerary of multiple days to be able to pace yourself and see more cenotes, beaches, and ruins.

When renting a car in Mexico we recommend Discover Cars because on their website you can compare different companies and their prices and you can choose between their car insurance or the ones offered by the car rental directly, or both.


How to get to Multun-ha by local bus

As I mentioned before you cannot get to the Cenote Multun-ha by bus but you get from Tulum to Coba archeological site and from there you have the option of either hiring a taxi or renting a bike which could also be a nice adventure in the jungle.

As I am writing this here are the prices from Coba Ruins parking lot, you can ask for a taxi or Bike Rental.

  • Taxi 400 mxn/hr
  • Bike 80 mxn/hr

How to get to Multum-ha by taxi

Getting to Multun ha By taxi from Tulum can get expensive but if this is an option that you want to consider make sure you ask your hotel for a reliable taxi driver and agree on the price beforehand.

We cannot suggest an ideal price because it all depends on the driver and on the time you are going to keep him, how many stops and other variables.

Multum ha

THINGS TO DO IN CENOTE MULTUN-HA

✅ Swim and float in the spectacular crystalline water, while admiring the stalactites hanging down from the huge natural dome

✅ Snorkel and look and the amazing rock formations.

✅ Explore the other nearby cenotes Choo-ha and Tankach-Ha

Cenote Multum ha entrance
Multum Ha Entrance

Interesting fact: Cenote Multun-ha means “hill below the water” in the Mayan language!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cenote Multum-ha Facilities

✔️ Bathroom

✔️ Showers

✔️ Changing rooms

✔️ Life Jacket Rental (50 MXN)


Cenote Multum-ha entrance fee  

The entrance fee of Cenote Multun-ha is 100 MXN pp for (5 USD)


Cenote Multum-ha opening hours 

Cenote Multun-ha is open from 9 to 6 every day


Cenote Multum-ha depth

The deepest area is 17mt depth – a life jacket is advisable for those who are not very familiar with the deep waters.


Multum ha cenote

HOW TO VISIT CENOTE MULTUM-HA AND RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT

🔴 Don’t wear any type of sunscreen
🔴 Don’t bring any kinds of speakers for music
🔴 Don’t be loud
🔴 You are not allowed to bring any alcohol
🔴 Don’t smoke
🔴 Pets are NOT allowed
🔴 Don’t trash
🔴 Don’t hold on to the stalagmites and rocks

WHAT TO BRING TO CENOTE MULTUN-HA

✔️ Swimsuit and a change for when you leave
✔️ Beach towel
✔️ Go Pro Hero 10 for stunning underwater pictures
✔️ A plastic waterproof phone bag
✔️ Water

INSIDER TIP – try to avoid weekends and be there in the early morning when they open if you want to avoid crowds. 

THE BEST OF CENOTE MULTUM-HA

What we love the most about this cenote is the incredible 18 mt tall dome above your head that you can especially admire while floating in the crystal clear waters.

THE WORST OF CENOTE MULTUM-HA

It gets crowded during the day.

TIPS TO PHOTOGRAPH CENOTE MULTUM HA

There is only one huge platform from that you can photograph so you only get just a few angles of the Cenote.

A wide angle lens is advisable to be able to get the entire cenote width. You only get artificial light because being so deep no natural light can get in so any time of the day is the same light.

The only thing that changes is the number of people. So if you want to photograph with a few people be there by 9 am.

cenote multum ha coba

WHAT CAN YOU VISIT NEARBY

Cenote Choo-ha – 2.7 km / 1.6 m
Cenote Cenote Tankach Ha 3 Km / 1.8 m
Coba Ruins 7.8 Km / 4.8 m
Tulum Ruins 60 km / 37.2 m
► Cenote Muul ichi Ts’ono’ot 8.9 km / 5.5 m
► Punta Laguna 28 km / 17.3


Category – Adventure

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5


SUGGESTED HOTELS IN COBA

Coba is a beautiful place where to spend a few nights. Just at only 40 minutes from the busy Tulum, you get to enjoy the peaceful vibe of a small tranquil village by the Coba lagoon.

You can enjoy beautiful walks in nature, and visit the cenote and the Mayan Ruins when there are no people around.

We have stayed in Coba several times and here are our suggested hotels for different budgets.

  • Best luxury hotel in Coba – Coqui Coqui
  • Mid-range price – Aldea Cobà
  • Best Low Budget – Itza Cobà
Coqui Coqui Hotel
Coqui Coqui hotel
Hotel Itza Coba
Hotel Itza Coba

SUGGESTED RESTAURANTS IN COBA

Upscale Restaurant – Coqui Coqui
Local cuisine and delicious juices – El Cocodrilo
Local cuisine and affordable – Chile Picante
Delicious cafes and Snacks – El Encanto

cocodrilo Restaurant