This was a great experience -- unlike any other you'll be able to find!
The other reviews have already stated the basics and raved about the cenotes, so I'll just touch on a few potentially helpful details:
- I didn't observe any mistreatment of horses.
- Make sure that you drive past the first set of people with red flags trying to wave you into a large parking lot that has some vendors around it. This is a trap. Keep driving -- in the direction of the people waving you straight with green flags. You will know it's time to stop when you see the actual horses and truks, and the rails. There is a small area for parking.
- The price is 250 pesos PER CART (not per person). Nobody tried to hassle us about this at all. My guess is that if you park in the fake out parking lot they might try to take 250 per person. At the actual cenote they were very clear about 250 per cart (we had 2 people, so it was 250 for 2...the carts seem to hold up to 6!). Also remember to tip your driver though. We tipped 100 pesos -- I'm not sure what's expected. You pay and tip your driver at the end of the trip.
- The whole trip takes maybe 2 hours, though it depends how long you spend at each cenote... it could be a longer trip if you spend the full 30 allotted minutes at each cenote.
- There are bathrooms only at the first cenote (there are also people selling fruit and drinks there).
- You can leave your stuff along with everyone else's at the entrances to both cenotes. There didn't seem to be much risk of things being taken, yet still better not to flaunt your valuables (we did have a camera -- there were no problems).
- The cenotes range from easy to hard as far as entering. The last one has a ladder you need to climb down a dark hole -- a bit scary!
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