Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
No
Hike-in Required
No
Sensitive Habitat
No
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Cenote Samula lies inside an adventure park catering to tourists that also has Cenote Xkeken. Lying just 8 kilometers from central Valladolid, the adventure park is a popular area for tourists, if slightly underwhelming. Along with the cenotes, visitors can opt for horseback or ATV rides, bicycle rentals, or pose with animals in the couple of small enclosures for photos that staff will attempt to upsell you.

Craft and drink vendors line the path to reach the cenote. For those only looking to visit one of the two cenotes at this site, Cenote Samula is the more appealing of the two. Cenote Samula itself is a nice swimming area, with colorful water illuminated by sunlight that shines through an opening in the cave roof. There is a lifeguard on duty. Life jacket rentals are available from a vendor while walking to the cenote.

Cenote Samula is open daily from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Admission is MX$80 per person or MX$125 for Xkeken and Samula. Child ticket prices are MX$50 per cenote or MX$80 for both.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Part of a park with two cenotes.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Cave
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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