Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
No
Hike-in Required
Yes
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
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Cenote X’Canche consists of not just a cenote but also a small recreational area adjacent to the Ek Balam Archaeological Site. Reached by a 2-kilometer path just inside the Ek Balam entrance gate—visitors can opt to walk, rent a bicycle, or hire bicycle taxi—Cenote X’Canche is a large blue-water sinkhole with recreational opportunities surrounding it.

The cenote requires climbing down wooden stairs to the water level. Platforms for jumping and equipment such as life jackets for rent are also available, as is a short zip line, where you can glide over the water before dropping in from about 10 feet up.

Lockers are available for those bringing their own lock. The area also has a small restaurant, a shaded hammock area, several palapas where guests can eat in the shade, an adjacent campground and a zip line that crosses over the top of the cenote for an additional fee. Cenote X’Canche is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is MX$150 per person. Bicycle rental and bicycle taxi cost an additional fee.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Various amenities and options.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Sensitive Habitat
Vault toilet
Covered picnic areas
Historically significant
Geologically significant
Shelters
Family friendly
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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