Cuzamá cenotes [sinkholes]. Yucatán Mx
Cenotes of Cuzamá. In a region where Henequen was formerly produced; Among the jungle are the rails that used to transport the fiber of this plant, and currently on them there is a tour to visit three cenotes.
How to get
How to get to the Cenotes de Cuzamá by public transport:
From the city of Mérida, take a public transport (combi / van) for $ 28 on Calle 67 between 52 and 50, in this street you will transport every 15 minutes to the city of Cuzamá, then take a motorized tricycle (motorcycle). Taxi) to the tourist hostel.
You can also take a truck from the NORESTE terminal in the same direction as the combis, this is more comfortable but a little slower due to the continuous stops in the cities.
There are two tourist complexes, the first 2 km from the center of Cuzamá, this was the first tourist parador and the second one is in a smaller city called Chunkanán, 4 kilometers from the center of Cuzamá.
The first has parking, toilets and a small food stall (located 2 km from the center of Cuzamá) and the second does not have those services (they start the trip on a rail that crosses a village street).
When taking the motorized taxi, the driver will not ask you where you want to go, it will simply take you to the one that suits you, stay tuned to go to the one you prefer, since they are not the same cenotes. We have visited the two tourists and visit different cenotes in each territory.
How to get to Cenotes Cuzamá by car:
From the city of Mérida, head east towards Cancún, you should stay tuned because on the way, a few minutes after leaving the city, you will leave in the direction of Chetumal (towards the south), then you will pass through the village Acanceh (pronounced akanque) ), and then there’s your destination Cuzamá.
In a car you do not need a motorized tricycle to get to the cenotes, just go through the center of Cuzamá and turn left towards Chunkanán, and in that section you will find the first tourist hostel and then the second one in the city of Chunkanán, aa La moderate speed will arrive between 1 h 20 min and 1 h 40 min (at 49 km).
Wagon ride to visit the cenotes
Price: $ 300.°° 1-5 people
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Visit three cenotes of the region, route of 10 km, with a duration of 3 1/2 hours.
The rides stop before 7:00 p.m., because at this moment all the cars return to the base to finish their trip, arrive before 6:00 p.m. to finish the tour on time.
Destination / attraction
Cenotes De Cuzama
Meaning of the name
Cuzamá is interpreted as “water of swallows” of the words cozom = swallows and ha = water of the Mayan language, this name is given by the abundance of birds (swallows) that inhabit the cenotes in the walls of the caverns, building their nests . With branches and mud that stick with their saliva.
The city of Cuzamá is abundant in aquifers with crystal clear waters, previously in this town, the henequen, the water of the cenotes and the harvest of the fields built roads for the small wagons that transport the harvest.
These rails are currently used for transport to the cenotes, since it has not been produced in the area, for the exclusive use of the cenotes in a cart pulled by a horse.
There is no record of the founding of this town, it already exists since the year of the Spanish conquest in Yucatan (1527-1542).
Take a small backpack to access the cenotes easily, the spaces are small and, sometimes, the number of visitors reduces the space; Your valuable belongings are in a plastic bag to keep them from getting wet.
Along the way, wear a swimsuit and most likely change until you visit the last one.
Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may vary over time.