Sinkhole “Chihuo hol” cenote | Yucatán Mx
Cenote Chihuo hol. The name of this cenote means a spider hole in the Mayan language.
How to get
How to get to cenote chihuohol by public transport:
In the center of the city (Mérida) take a public transport on 67th street between 50 and 52, which leads to Abalá, if the route you took does not continue to Mucuyché (next town) you must take a second transport, it can be another bus or a moto-taxi.
When you arrive at the town, you should walk towards the Eliezer Trejo Camara primary school, and later you will find the entrance to the cenote on the left hand side, where a large ceiba tree is located. From the center of the village Mucuyché to the cenote are 2 km approx.
How to get to cenote chihuohol by car:
From the city it leads to Itzáes Avenue following the signs to Campeche, there are two ways to get there, the shortest is avoiding the town of Uman.
When you leave the city on Itzáes Avenue you will reach a bridge that crosses the peripheral circuit, right in the middle there will be a deviation to the right that you must follow to take the cut route, otherwise you will continue straight on the road to Umán.
After this you will drive a little on the peripheral ring, and you will turn aside to the right following the signs towards Campeche; You will see a gas station just before the detour.
Later on the road you will make a third detour, again to the right, just after passing under a bridge you will see a sign towards UXMAL AND CHETUMAL; avoid following the road to Campeche and Maxcanú so as not to take the long route.
After driving 20 minutes (approx.) On the road you will be very close to Abalá, the detour on this occasion will be on the left. To get to the next town called Mucuyché where the cenote yaalutsil is located, you must go through Abalá.
When you arrive at the town you must drive towards the Eliezer Trejo Camara primary school, later you will find the entrance to the cenote on the left just where a large ceiba tree is located. From the center of the village Mucuyché to the cenote are 2 km approx.
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Meaning of the name:
In Mayan language it means tarantula hole of the words chiwoj = tarantula and Jool = pit
It is a semi-open cavern cenote with inclined entrance; on the banks the depth is very low and at the deep ends it reaches more than 15 meters diagonally.
The semi-open cenotes easily allow many species to take refuge or approach, compared to other cenotes where only birds enter. Very careful where you step.
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Temperature 24 – 31 ° C / rain average 1 000 – 1 100 m / Warm subhumid with rain in summer, with lower humidity (100%)