Cenotes of Homún [sinkholes] Yucatán Mx
Cenotes of Homún. It is a locality located in the southeast of the state, it is located on the hydrographic area known as “cenote ring” characterized by having diverse underground formations, in this place you will find many cenotes adapted to tourism.
The name of the town Homún derives from the Mayan words Ho = five and Mun = tender (adjective qualifier) interpreting it like “Homún, the five tender ones”.
How to get
How to get to Homún by public transport:
From the center of the city of Mérida, take a bus to the town of Homún in the NORESTE station, calle 67 between 52 and 50 (cost of the ticket $ 23. °° aprox), you can also take a public transport van in front of this station. buses (this is faster but less comfortable).
A good place to get off the bus is in the restaurant that is on the edge of the road inside the town (see the photos in this article and the tab “location” because there we have marked where you can get off), there are always moto-taxis to take you to the cenotes.
Talk to the taxi driver and ask him to go to the cenotes you prefer (see the photos of each cenote in the “About” tab or in the gallery of this article).
Remember to go down in the center of the town, do not get off before you get to this one since the moto-taxis will charge more $ to take you to the cenotes, if you get to the town you will be closer.
How to get to Homún by car:
From the city of Mérida, drive east on Calle 59, follow the signs to go to Cancún or Valladolid, when you leave the city a few kilometers, deviate towards Chetumal following the signs to the town. Acanceh crosses this town and continues on your way to the town Homún.
Regularly every cenote has a toilet, in case of not being in a cenote you can go to the palapa restaurant where we recommend you to start the walk, there you rent bathrooms.
Price: $20 a $30 by cenote
Schedule: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Each cenote is in the land of a family, they charge a fee for entry, they give maintenance to the cenotes.
Destination | attraction
Cenotes in Homún
Meaning of the name
The name of the town Homún derives from the Mayan words Ho = five and Mun = tender (qualifying adjective) interpreting it as: the five tender ones.
It is a locality located in the southeastern part of the state, it is located on the hydrographic area known as the “ring of cenotes” characterized by its diverse underground formations.
Homún is a town that existed before the time of the Spanish conquest (1527-1687), it was made up of Mayans and it is registered until 1549 when it was entrusted to Don Pedro Álvarez who had his regime this year.
The tour starts very early to visit more than 4 cenotes.
Some approximate prices
In this place you will find many cenotes adapted to tourism, some are:
Cenote Tza ujun kat- $ 10.00
Cenote Yaxbacaltun- $ 15.00
Cenote and caves Santa María- $ 20.00
Cenote Balmil- $ 20.00
Cenote tres oxes- $ 25.00
Cenote Santa Rosa- $ 20.00
These are distributed throughout the town, to visit all in case of not having a car it is advisable to purchase the services of a motorized tricycle (moto-taxi) in the center of the town, they will take you to all you want for a price between $ 200- $ 300
Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may vary over time.
The weather in Homún
The whole region is classified as warm-subhumid with summer rains, during the so-called mid-summer droughts. It has an average annual temperature of 25.5º C and an average annual precipitation of 1,200 millimeters. The prevailing winds come in an east-west direction.