Reserva Ecologica El Corchito

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Reserva Ecologica El Corchito

Reserva Ecologica El Corchito
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It is located 36 kilometers from Merida, just 200 meters from the entrance to the Port of Progreso on the road to the Port of Chicxulub. To enter you must take a boat in a tourist inn that will cross you through the mangroves. The reserve has three cenotes and two shallow water eyes ideal for younger children.
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MAGA84
Brooklyn, NY45 contributions
Feb 2021
You don't need a tour to do this, you just need to get to the parking lot. No food is allowed at all. In the line area there is a person with some very distressed and sad parrots-- don't take pictures with that guy. You take a short boat ride across, and there are three cenotes. The first is very small, kids can stand in it. The other two are deeper and larger. The water is beautiful and entrances are on wooden ladders, just a few steps in. These are the most accessible cenotes I've been to. The paths are well maintained and it isn't crowded. There are not a lot of animals anymore because they no longer allow food. The bottoms of the cenotes do feel muddy. Kids and non swimmers will need life jackets. They rent them or small floats for kids there. The cenotes inland (Homun, Santa Barbara, near Valladolid) are much more impressive, but these are a great easy side trip from Progreso.
Written March 1, 2021
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Estragon2001
North Bay, Canada176 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I would not pay 1200 pesos to visit this ecological mangrove reserve on an organized tour. We were already in Progresso so we took an Uber from there to the entrance of El Corchito. The entrance fee was roughly 90 pesos.The visit was underwhelming.

There are nice pathways through the mangroves and two or three cenotes that you can swim in. There are plenty of stick benches that you can sit on that are scattered throughout the preserve.But they are not very nice compared other ones that we have visited. First they’re very shallow about a meter or meter and a half deep with a muddy bottom that is easily stirred up when you stand on it. I would suggest they are more like springfed pools than cenotes.

We saw some small fish in the streams/channels that connect the “cenotes” and the odd bird and kudamundis -raccoon like creatures. On the plus side the mangroves are shady and quite cool to visit in the heat of the day.
Written March 13, 2020
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mariaorange
Mexico City, Mexico59 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We stoped at el Corchito on our way to Progreso Beach and instead of being just a stop it became the main attraction of our day. Two year old baby and Five year old toddler were amazed and very excited about swimming in a cenote. Be careful with mosquitoes, they are a tough thing to handle if you are in Merida, take a 40 minutes drive to this place.
Written September 18, 2019
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Heather M
Snohomish, WA1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
$4.50 USD per adult person if you go on your own. Boring. Short boat ride into mangroves where you get dropped off to “explore” 3 cenotes which weren’t clear today and not anything we were willing to swim in. Took about 10 minutes to see everything, which included the cenotes, a few raccoon and coatimundi. So unless you’re going to go swim it wasn’t worth the time, I can see raccoon at home. Smelled like outhouses, muddy walk-ways so wear old shoes. We had hoped it was more of a boat ride through the mangroves, it’s not.
Written January 4, 2020
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Lior R
Herzliya, Israel2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
This place is horrible and i do not recommend it at all. Their is no real nature, the whole area is built for humans. The cenotas look dirty and are really unwelcoming, they look unnatural as if they were built. Over all, felt like a tourist attraction and nothing like a nature reserve. We where very disappointed.
Written December 26, 2021
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Kim M
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
You take a little boat across the river and enter an ominous jungle (it's about a 5 minute boat ride). Bring along some food to feed the racoons (they are friendly!!), if you are lucky, you will see an Ant Eater, too! Marvel at the jungle - the way the trees grow and roots upon roots intertwining (it's much more beautiful and mesmerizing than my description!). You can swim in one cenote and look at another - the water is crystal clear! Be sure to take some photos of some huge termite nests! (They do not come out and visit, I promise!!). You can spend an hour or the day swimming, it's up to you! Bring water and food for yourself as there isn't much for sale there, which I wouldn't expect in the jungle anyway!
Written January 13, 2015
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lorky5
vero beach, fl35 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Very nice natural waterpark so to speak. After a short calm boat ride you arrive on an island with 4 cenotes to swim in and even with large family units everyone respected the peaceful ambiance. Such as kids just swam and had fun with their families no running screaming and acting like savages just nice kids. Animals are abundant and friendly and the natives are making fish nets, etc right there but no pressure to buy or hawk one to you. Great photos and very clean-would go again.
Written September 12, 2016
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60ralph
Progreso, Mexico31 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
Nice spot to see. A variety of pools of varying depths to experience. Wildlife with fish in the streams. Good for a couple of hours with lots of shade. A local sight worth seeing. A good walk from downtown,bus ride or taxi. Small entrance fee and accessible washrooms before you cross the canal.
Written December 16, 2016
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sdg1956
Chelem, Mexico12 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is a place visited by locals. It's nothing fancy but it's a nice place to relax. The animal life loves to steal food from knapsacks so be warned. Lots of great birds if you're into birdwatching.
Written November 30, 2016
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Merida071
Hilversum, The Netherlands20 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
El corchito is the result of a community pulling together to deliver a great experiance for locals and visitors.It is a great way to spen a few hours or all day.
The short boat ride is fun, the swimming is the cristal water of fhe cenote in the middle of the mangroves is a deligth. Bring your food or buyt it there, take a nap in a hamaca.
Written August 28, 2016
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