Cenote X Batun
Cenote X Batun is one of the cenotes that you can visit and swim in while in Merida. Technically, this area is comprised of two cenotes that are each worthy of exploration. If you are looking for a side trip or an activity for a day trip in Merida, this cenote is a must-add to your itinerary.
Cenote X Batun
Cenote X Batun is made up of two cenotes that are flocked by tourists who come to Merida. Albeit small, these two cenotes are totally worth it, at least according to the tourists who have come to experience its beauty. The two cenotes are about 5 minutes apart.
This cenote is located approximately 49 kilometers from the city of Merida. To get to the cenote, you must pass through a dirt road. The area is surrounded by a wildlife region so it is a unique experience that is not entirely focused on the cenote.
Cenote X Batun is located in a slightly deep ravine flanked by plants and rock formations. As you make your way into the cenote, you’ll be serenaded by the chirping birds. Once you enter the cenote, you will be in awe by the crystal clear waters. In fact, you can see some fishes swimming around with the tourists.
The water is quite inviting for a swim, especially during the summer. The water is deep, though, so parents are advised to supervise their children who are swimming in the cenote. Diving and snorkeling are also popular activities in the cenote. If you are not a confident swimmer, make sure to use a life jacket.
- Opening Hours: Open daily from 8AM to 5PM
- Entrance Fee: 50 Pesos
- Good for Scuba Diving: Yes
- Good for Swimming: Yes
- Facilities: Yes
- Car Parking: Yes
Getting to Cenote X Batun is quite an adventure as you have to drive through a narrow road. The cenotes boast of crystal clear water that is inviting those who visit for a swim. The temperature of the water varies according to the time of year you visit, but it is refreshing. In fact, the water is so clear that you can also dive here.
Due to the popularity of these cenotes, they can get a little crowded. If you want to avoid, you can visit during the off-peak season. But even when it can get a bit crowded, the water temperature is cool enough and the cenote has enough beauty that you’d still appreciate it.
There are also a few basic facilities available near Cenote X Batun. You can find changing rooms for when you want to get changed before and after you go for a swim. You can also find spots that sell water and food. For everything else, you need to bring what you need.
HOW TO GET THERE
To get to Cenote X Batun, it is about 1-hour drive from Merida. You must make your way to the tiny village of San Antonio Mulix, which is named after the hacienda within the area.
You know you have reached the cenote when you see the sign post that says you must pay to enter the cenote.
Another way to get to Cenote X Batun is by renting a bike. You can ride a bike to enter the 3-mile dirt track that would lead you to the natural pools.
WHERE TO STAY
A visit to X’Canche is a must when you want to go cenote hopping in the Yucatan Peninsula. The best place to stay for this one, is in Valladolid.
That way, you can get easy access to many other tourist destinations in this town in Yucatan Peninsula. The cenote can be easily reached by car or bus from the center of Valladolid, as is any other cenote or ruins in town.
There are many choices of accommodation for tourists staying in Valladolid, which includes luxury and budget-friendly options. Check below for option.
This full-day trip is a must when in Merida. Immerse yourself in the history of the Mayan civilization as you get to explore the most important archaeological ruins in Mexico. You can also explore other traditional shows and sculptures along the way.
As part of this tour, you can marvel at the beauty of the cenotes near Merida, just like Cenote X Batun. Get the chance to swim, snorkel, or dive in these cenotes.
Explore the beauty of Merida from deep underground. The cenotes in Merida are among the most beautiful in the area. As you explore the cenote formations in the region, you will learn about the history of these watering holes.
During your tour, the English-speaking guides will share stories about the local legends in the Yucatan underground caves. You will get the chance to swim or dive the cenotes.