Cenote X Batun

Cenote X Batun, Merida: Address, Cenote X Batun Reviews: 4.5/5

Cenote X Batun
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Willis Norman
10 contributions
Like swimming in the underworld (but less scary)
Apr 2021
Beautiful crystal blue water in a cave. Cenotes were our favorite part of visiting Mexico. Here you can visit two very different cenotes in one trip.
Written May 26, 2021
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Lukas P
Miami Beach, FL223 contributions
2 Cenotes close to Merida and Uxmal
Jan 2021
Pleasantly surprised with these cenotes. Close to Merida and Uxmal.

Beautiful cenotes.

Not my top 10 fav of Yucatán but are worth the visit.

Facilities are average.

The downside is the amount of people. Plan on a day with low visitor turnout.

Good luck.
Written February 7, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
Short brake on your way to Uxmal
Jan 2021
This is a pair of two pretty small cenotes suitable if you're passing by on your way to Uxmal or Merida. They're some 10 min drive off road when you turn from the main one.
Entry fee is cheap, around 5$ which gives access to both - one open air and one closed. Due to their size it gets crowded quickly.
I wouldn't advise to drive here only for them as there're far better all over Yucatan, but it's nice to drop by if you're in the area.
Written February 1, 2021
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R P
San Jose, CA388 contributions
AWESOME!
Jan 2021
Cenote X'batun and DZONBAKALare within the same area.

Google maps will make you come from highway 261 from the north side even though a road from the south shows up on the map. That is a private road so if you are coming from Uxmal or Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyché you have to drive up past them - per google maps.

You will reach a 'ticket' area where you have to get your temp checked and buy tickets.

Then you drive down the road off the pavement onto a dirt road to give your tickets to a guy. Then drive a couple of K until you reach Cenote X'batun.

Some have complained that they were over crowded and all, we went in Jan of 2021 and they are really practicing social distancing - we were the only ones in the cenote!

IMPORTANT NOTE if you can get to any cenote/Mayan site when they open or before noon - chances are you can have the place pretty much to yourself.

Also you don't have to climb down a 100 foot hole in the ground on a sketcy ladder to get to this one. Pretty easy solid stair case to get here.

Can recommend if you are in the Uxmal area
Written January 18, 2021
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Michal1500
Warsaw, Poland57 contributions
Poor cenotes
Nov 2019 • Couples
Comparing to other cenotes in Yukatan, X Batun and Dzonbakal are not worth visiting. Very small and crowded. Awful bathrooms and showers. No additional attractions (zipline etc). Wild bees everywhere.
Written November 27, 2019
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travelsme129
Etobicoke, Canada40 contributions
Avoid weekends
Feb 2019 • Friends
We went on Saturday. It was busy with families who crowded around the entry to the cenote making it difficult to get into the water. They have changing rooms but only one had a lock. There wasn’t a hook or a bench so the muddy floor was the only option to put things while changing. Difficult with your body pressed against the door without a lock. It was beautiful and the water was lovely but I think there are better cenote to visit. Leave this one for the locals.
Written February 27, 2019
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bjnomads
Beijing, China682 contributions
Great little spot
Feb 2019 • Family
A small beautiful cenote with crystal clear blue, refreshing water and a nice backdrop. Worth getting there early before the crowds start to arrive. Plenty of small fish willing to give you a pedicure as well.
Written February 9, 2019
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RxVacation
San Dimas, CA1,159 contributions
Great afternoon at Cenote X-Batún
Dec 2018 • Couples
Wow, we loved this place. May have been something to do that we had the place all to ourselves. We arrived around 1p after we left Merida and were driving down to Campeche. Water temp in early December was so refreshing and the water crystal clear!! It is definitely worth it to make a stop here. Also, it’s worth mentioning that we had the best ceviche at “Xuux eek” which is just a small restaurant with cabañas. It’s located near the place you buy the entrance tickets.
Written January 6, 2019
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amy38117
Monterrey, Mexico52 contributions
Fun for all & open on New Years Day
Jan 2019
We weren’t sure if any cenotes would be open in January 1, and didn’t find any info online or any phone numbers listed, so we took a chance and drove out there. Glad we did. This place is lovely. A tad crowded but the water still clean and cool and wonderful. It would have been wonderful if the snack bar was open a bit after the cenote closing time at 5p but we survived anyway :)
Written January 2, 2019
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Joaquin F
Xoxocotla, Morelos, Mexico69 contributions
Worth it
Nov 2018 • Couples
There are two cenotes, they’re pretty small but totally worth ti, just getting there is a beautiful narrow road.
Written November 6, 2018
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