How to visit Cenote Pool Uinic in Homun, Yucatan

The Pool Uinic cenote is a small and beautiful cenote with crystalline waters located in the town of Homún, in Yucatán.

Cenote Pool Uinic is the small neighbor of the municipal cenote, the Tza Ujun Kat cenote. While this one is much more popular, the Uinic Pool is lesser known but still worth the visit.

You will find along the road random people friendly insisting on taking you to the cenote. Keep in mind that they are not your friends and will ask you for money. Also, you don’t need a guide to get there, you can go on your own, especially with our instructions. 🙂

Something very popular is to go with a guide and motorcycle taxi to the cenotes. We will give you the information later.

Ah, be prepare, because you can swim at night at cenote Pool Uinic 😯

Things to know about Cenote Pool Uinic

The owners of the cenote are the same as the herb shop at the entrance, where they sell different natural products. In Yucatan there is a lot of natural medicine, it is something that luckily they have not lost and we hope they will always keep it as their heritage.

From the store to the entrance of the cenote is about 200 meters walk. The Pool Uinic cenote is a cave. There are comfortable wooden stairs that lead you into the cenote.

Access to the water is by stone stairs, which are also very comfortable. We consider it a family cenote because it is shallow and it is easy for children to enjoy it here.

The entrance and its poplar tree are spectacular!

FUN FACT – Pool Uinic’s name means Indian’s head

Cenote Pool Uinic, Homun
Cenote Pool Uinic, Homun

How to get to Cenote Pool Uinic

The Cenote Pool Uinic is located in Homún, 50 kilometers from Mérida, the capital of Yucatán. Once you get to Homún, on the main road that crosses the town, you will see the sign.

It is easy to find, and we leave you the map for your convenience

How to get to Homún (cenote Pool Uinic) 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.

You will drive through Hocabá and then Homún. On the road, you will see several people who will stop you to offer motorcycle taxi tours in Homún.

Sometimes they are a bit pushy. Once you arrive in Homún, you can get to the cenotes on your own or visit them on a moto taxi tour. It’s up to you but if you have your own car, you are better off on your own, especially following our advice 🙂

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How to get to 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 Pool Uinic by taxi

In Homún you can find motorcycle taxi services to take you to various cenotes, including Tza Ujun Kat. The guides provide a selection of Homún cenotes to choose from and they have pictures for you to choose the cenote you want to visit.

Even though they usually take you to the closest cenotes, other options are available. And if you are reading this blog you know about them all. 😄

As experts in the area, we provide you with detailed information on the Homún cenotes, which allows you to visit them on your own if you feel comfortable renting a car. However, if you prefer to use a motorcycle taxi, you can inform the guides of your preferred cenotes based on our descriptions.

It is important to note that prices may slightly increase if the chosen cenote is further away, and you should always agree on the price before departure.

The price for a motorcycle taxi tour of the cenotes is typically around 300 pesos, and you can visit 3 to 5 cenotes depending on the time spent.

For an extended tour that includes more distant cenotes such as Mani Chan, Caliskutz, or Che en Yuc, you can negotiate a different price.

Cenote Pool Uinic, Homun

Things to do in the Cenote Pool Uinic

  • Swim and chill – you can just enjoy the cool waters and the cave
  • Enjoy the pool- locals love the pool
  • Observe – the entrance is really nice
  • Swim at night – most cenotes close at 5 or 6 in the afternoon. Here you can swim at night

Practical information 

Cenote Pool Uinic Facilities

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

It is not allowed to introduce food, drinks, or coolers.

Cenote Pool Uinic Entrance fee – 

70 pesos for each person (4 USD approx). Children less than 4 do not pay

140 pesos each at night (8 USD approx). Children less than 4 do not pay

Cenote Pool Uinic Opening Hours 

Open every day from 9 to 18

Open every day from 18 to 20:30 hours. 

The tree at the entrance of Cenote Pool Uinic

How to visit Cenote Pool Uinic and respect the environment 

We would like the cenote (and nature in general) to stay as beautiful as it is. The good part is that it’s not that difficult. We have put together some simple rules to follow in order to inflict as little damage as possible to the environment. 

  • 💙Don’t be loud
  • 💙Don’t trash
  • 💙Don’t use any kinds of cream spray or protectors on your skin as it would contaminate the environment (even the so-called – eco friendly) 
  • 💙Always take a shower before entering in a cenote (available at the entrance) 
  • 💙Don’t hang on to the stalactites or stalagmites or any roots 
  • 💙Just don’t do any foolishness that can damage the environment 

If we appreciate the environment we will learn to respect it. 

Cenote Pool Uinic, Homun

What to bring to Cenote Pool Uinic

  • 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 bug bites. But it’s totally up to you

What we like about Cenote Pool Uinic

The entrance to the cenote with the large Alamo tree is beautiful and so is the crystal clear torquise water of the natural pool.

The “Herbolaria Maya Pool Uinic” herbalist, owned by the owners of the cenote, is a good place to buy natural creams and ointments.

They open late at night, which is a good opportunity to enjoy the cenote late in the afternoon.

What we don’t like about Pool Uinic

Something that happens in many cenotes in Homún, they are overcrowded and it is not the same experience. Being a small cenote, the number of people has a greater impact.

INSIDER TIP – try to avoid weekends 

“Herbolaria Maya Pool Uinic” 💚

Tips to photograph the cenote Pool Uinic

Using a wide-angle lens favors small cenotes to be able to cover a greater angle of vision. Try to avoid the lights on the camera, the photos will turn out better.

Cenote Pool Uinic, Homun

Category – Family

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

What to visit near Cenote Pool Uinic

  • 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.

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🏨 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.

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🏨 Reset Atemporal

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

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