How to visit Cenote Tza Ujun Kat, Homun

Cenote Tza Ujun Kat is the municipal cenote of Homún, one of the first cenotes that were cleaned up for public use before cenotes became tourist attractions as they are today.

When cenotes were places of leisure only for locals, the Tza Ujun Kat cenote was the official Homún cenote.

Even though nowadays it shares the spotlight with more than 20 tourist cenotes, The Tza Ujun Kat cenote remains one of the most popular cenotes in Homún.

It is located a few meters from the main road that crosses Homún. Let´s explore together this beautiful cenote.

Cenote tza ujun kat, Homun

Things to know about cenote Tza Ujun Kat

The Tza Ujun Kat cenote is a cave. It is surely the largest cave cenote in Homún. Access is easy and there is a large platform surrounded by crystalline waters.

This large central platform makes it a very comfortable cenote for the visitor. The access is by a staircase that takes you about 12 meters down to the central platform.

A hole in the roof of the cenote shows us the collapse. Access to the water is by two stone stairs, which makes it very easy. It also has several very shallow corners where you can stand.

These cenote features make it ideal for families.

On one of the occasions that we visited, there was an 87-year-old lady who did not know how to swim and thoroughly enjoyed the cenote in its shallow parts. We still have his happy face in our minds.

The rock formations of the cenote are a total beauty. The local swallows add a special touch to the Tza Ujun Kat cenote. Under the collapsed roof, they have made a large pot where various plants grow.

Tza Ujun Kat means mud sound, what a nice name, right?

FUN FACT – the lighter parts are shallow. The deepest areas are 12 meters.

Cenote tza ujun kat, Homun

How to get to Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

The Tza Ujun Kat cenote is located 50 kilometers east of Mérida. It is located right before getting to Homún town center, just around the corner from the restaurant “El Cenote”.

This path also takes you to the Pool Uinic cenote, it’s neighbor.

How to get to Homún (cenote Tza Ujun Kat) 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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The Tza Ujun Jat cenote is not on Google maps. We take the Pool Uinic cenote, which is its neighbor, as a reference.

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 Tza Ujun Kat by taxi

Motorcycle taxi services are available in Homún to take you to various cenotes including Tza Ujun Kat.

The guides offer a selection of Homún cenotes to choose from and provide information to help you decide. Usually, they take you to the ones that are closest to Homún, but there are other options available.

As experts in the area, we provide you with the best information on the Homún cenotes. And if you are reading this blog you can easily go on your own, unless you don’t feel comfortable renting a car.

In this case, you can use one of these taxis but tell them which cenotes you are interested in visiting, based on our detailed descriptions. 😊

You can let the guides know which cenote you would like to visit, but keep in mind that if it is further away, the price may increase slightly. It is essential to agree on the price before leaving.

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

If you wish to visit more distant cenotes such as Mani Chan, Cenote Caliskutz (Pavo de Monte)- The best-kept secret in Homun, or Che en Yuc, you can negotiate a different price for an extended tour.


Things to do in the Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

  • Swim and chill – you can just enjoy the cool and transparent waters
  • Look and the amazing rock formations

Practical information Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

Tza Ujun Kat Facilities

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

Tza Ujun Kat Entrance fee – 

50 pesos per person (3 USD approx)

Tza Ujun Kat Opening Hours 

Open every day from 10 to 17:30 

Cenote tza ujun kat, Homun

How to visit Cenote Tza Ujun Kat 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 tza ujun kat, Homun

What to bring to Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

  • 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 Tza Ujun Kat

One of the things we love about this cenote is the swallows going in and out of the cenote, and flying in circles inside the cenote, something very beautiful to observe. The natural space and the rock formations are also spectacular.

What we don’t like about Tza Ujun Kat

The cement floor of the cenote is not to our liking, the space loses its naturalness. It makes us feel in a less natural place. Although it is very comfortable and many families can enjoy it.

INSIDER TIP – arrive as early as possible so you can enjoy it with fewer people around.

Tips for photographing the cenote Tza Ujun Kat

When the light enters through the vault it can be somewhat difficult to take photos with so much contrast. Taking photos in cenotes is sometimes complicated. Try to photograph where the light shines, not against the light.

To capture the entire cenote we recommend a wide-angle lens.

Cenote tza ujun kat, Homun

Category – family

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

What to visit near Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

  • Ruins Acanceh 24 km/15 miles 40 minutes by car
  • Ruins Mayapan 46 km/28.5 miles 1 hour by car
  • The other cenotes of 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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