CENOTE Nicte Ha
Cenote Nicte Ha is one of the lesser known cenotes in Mexico. It is beautiful, quiet, and located off-the-beaten path. But for those who dare to explore it, or for those seeking to avoid the crowd, you will be rewarded by the breathtaking beauty of this cenote.
CENOTE Nicte Ha
Cenote Nicte Ha is like a secret gem waiting to be discovered. You will find this cenote at the end of a bumpy dirt road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere (aka jungle). But you will be rewarded for braving that bumpy ride to get there as you will be greeted by a little pit of water that is as mysterious as it is beautiful.
This cenote is a favorite for many – those who decided to go off-the-beaten path. Unlike other cenotes, it never gets crowded. Unlike most cenotes in Mexico, this one is not underground. It is more like a lake with turquoise blue waters that are very clear. The cenote is also filled with lilies that float around creating for a beautiful view.
One more thing that makes the cenote very attractive is the lush jungle that surrounds it. It definitely adds to that sense of isolation. The rich vegetation all around it gives the cenote that secret garden vibe to it.
- Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
- Entrance fee: 100 pesos
- Good for Scuba diving: Yes
- Good for swimming: Yes
- Facilities: Yes but basic
- Car parking: Yes
Cenote Nicte Ha does not have any of the fancy facilities that you will find in many of the cenotes in Mexico. Aside from a basic toilet where you can get to for changing before and after swimming, there is nothing else here.
Diving is one of the activities you can enjoy in Cenote Nicte Ha. However, there are no facilities on-site that will enable you to rent diving gear. For that, you will have to bring your own gear or book a dive center to provide them for you.
Also, you won’t find any lockers to keep your stuff in. There is a wooden boardwalk available where you can place your belongings in. Since the cenote is not too big, it is easy to keep an eye out for them.
Its proximity to the Cenote Dos Ojos is also another reason to add this to your itinerary. This means that you will be able to visit more than one cenote during your trip.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cenote Nicte Ha is located within Dos Ojos National Park. Thus, you can find many other cenotes in the area such as Cenote Dos Ojos and The Pit. It is roughly 20-minute drive from Tulum to get to the Dos Ojos Park where the cenote is located in.
You must navigate your way through the road that leads to Playa del Carmen (which is to the south of this cenote).
WHERE TO STAY
Cenote Nicte Ha is only about 20 minutes away from Tulum. Therefore, you can stay in Tulum so you can get easy access to many other tourist destinations in the area. You can go to Cenote Nicte Ha as part of your day tours.
Tulum is a tourist hub so you can find many accommodation options to suit your budget range, whether you want a luxury or budget option.
Experience the best that Tulum has to offer in this 5-hour guided tour. You get to explore and learn about the Mayan civilization by touring some of its best known ruins. Get the chance to visit many important archaeological sites to the Mayan civilization, including the Temple of the Frescoes.
A tour of the Dos Ojos Cenotes is also part of the tour itinerary. You will get the chance to explore and swim at the refreshing cenotes. These natural sinkholes are going to freshen you up, especially when visiting in the summer.
Explore and travel back in time to the Mayan civilization – that is how it feels like when you embark on this tour. Learn about the history and culture of the Mayans as guides walk you through some of the best archaeological ruins in the area.
Your tour also includes a visit to the cenotes in Dos Ojos National Park. You will get the chance to marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the caves, caverns, and natural sinkholes in the park.