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Sinkhole Kankirixche cenote | Yucatán Mx

Cenote Kankirixche has subterranean caverns to practice speleobuceo, some extensive tunnels have more than 300 meters longitudinal, in the ceiling of the main vault live bats and small birds, the trees cross the surface of the ground and visualize the roots that reach the water.

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How to get

How to get to Cenote Kankirixche by public transport:

In the center of the city of Mérida take a public transport on 67th street between 50 and 52 that leads to the town Abalá, if the route you take does not continue to Mucuyché (next town) you must take a second transport, as the cenote find half of the narrow road between these two towns.

When you descend from the transport to the middle of the narrow road you will see a dirt road that leads to the cenote, it is a 2 km route from the road to the cenote (remember to ask the driver where the entrance to the cenote is located).


How to get to cenote kankirixche 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 leaving the city on Itzaes 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 Uman.

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.

Further on the road you will make a third detour to the right just after passing under a bridge you will see a sign for 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, cross the village to get to the next called Mucuyché and just halfway there will be the entrance to the ground the left.


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About of

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Cenote Kankirixche


Known as cenote “Kankirixche” its meaning in Mayan language “yellow fruit of the tree” derives from: K’aank’an = yellow, ich = fruit, che ‘= tree written correctly K’aank’an ich che’.

The municipality Abalá, before “Abalha”, place where the plum juice is taken, by deriving from the voices: Abal = plum and Á contraction of Há = water.


Cenote of semi-open type. It has underground caverns to practice speleobuceo, in the interior there are extensive tunnels one of them has more than 300 longitudinal meters, in the ceiling of the main vault live bats and small birds the trees of the surface cross the ground and visualize the roots that arrive the water.

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The weather in cenote kankirixche

Temperatures vary between 24 – 31 ° C, average rainfall 1 000 – 1 100 mm. Warm subhumid with rain in summer, with lower humidity (100%)