Sinkhole Zacil-ha cenote | Quintana Roo Mx
Cenote zacil ha. It is an open-type cenote with a few meters deep at the base (5 to 6m approx), The banks have deeper parts (10-15m).
The area around the cenote is adapted with wooden platforms to walk comfortably in nature. It also has lounge chairs, zip lines, palapas for eating, small snaks and toilets.
How to get
This cenote is 10 kilometers from the town of Tulum on the road to Valladolid, Yuc.
How to get to Zacil-ha cenote by public transport:
There is no public transport that travels on that road, only buses with farther destinations, your options are reduced to hire a taxi that can charge more than $ 100.00 or ask for a small ride on leaving the town where the super market is located “San Francisco of Asis “which is the most suitable part to apply this method (remember to stand on the road towards the cenote).
Rent a bicycle
Another option is to rent a bicycle in the village for $ 100. °° mxn approx. the day and drive it to the cenote, it may take you between 25 and 40 minutes to arrive.
How to get to Zacil-ha cenote by car:
Drive on the central avenue of Tulum that is part of the federal highway 307, at the northern exit is the deviation to Merida (on the corner there is a supermarket “San Francisco de Asis), you will find the cenote at 10km on that road.
Price: $60.00 mxn aprox
Destination | attraction
Meaning of the name
Zacilha is a Castilianized word from the Mayan language, the original words that form the word are Sáas, Sáasil = Claro (in this case transparency) and Agua = Ha, “Sáasil ha”.
It is an open-type cenote with a few meters deep at the base (5 to 6m approx), The banks have deeper parts (10-15m).
The area around the cenote is adapted with wooden platforms to walk comfortably in the nature, chaises, zip line, palapas to eat, small shop of snaks and toilets.
Zacil Ha was the name of a princess, she married the Spanish shipwrecked Gonzalo de Guerrero who ran aground near the island of Jamaica, after sailing adrift they arrived at what is now the Yucatan coast, taken as a slave was given to Other caciques and with time participated in indigenous battles gaining respect, until gaining their freedom saving the life of a cacique called Na Chan Can de Ichpaatún (now the north bay of Chetumal) who had been attacked by a cocorilo.
Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may vary over time.
The weather in Tulum and cenote zacil-ha
Warm subhumid with rain in the summer with higher humidity The average annual temperature is 26 ° C. The prevailing winds are those of the southeast.
The annual rainfall varies between 1,300 and 1,500 millimeters with rainy season from March to October. The climate is affected by cyclones, which increase precipitation especially in the summer.