The Cenote Xcanche is located 1.5 km from the archaeological site of Ek Balam, to reach the can make trucks and / or type mountain bike.

For a long time, access to its fresh waters was almost impossible, until the indigenous Mayans of the place organized and formed a cooperative with the aim of activating a source of income for the population. Over the years, its facilities have been perfected, placing wooden stairs attached to the stone wall that allows access to a platform that surrounds almost the entire cenote so that people can enjoy the cenote.

Its waters of green tones are home to thousands of fish that will welcome you as soon as you put a foot in the water, it is deep so it is important to wear a vest if you do not know how to swim very well. If you wish, you can travel it using a kayak that will allow you to have access to all the corners of the cenote and enjoy the place from another perspective.

In the place some palapas have been placed with their tables and chairs so that you can spend a pleasant day in this place, in addition to offering a service with a camping area, zip line, rappelling for those looking to enjoy nature and get their adrenaline flowing, bathrooms ecological, a rest area with hammocks and a restaurant with regional Yucatecan food.


  • Restaurant offering regional cuisine prepared with the exquisite seasoning of Mayan women in the region.
  • palapa rest and 4 palapa umbrella-type table and chairs.
  • Sale of handicrafts from the region directly from the artisan.
  • Composting toilets.
  • Supply and installation of solar energy and communications equipment.
  • Equipment for camping activities.
  • Dressing area.

How to get to Ek Balam and Cenote Xcanche?

Get to Valladolid first and take the road that goes to Tizimin Yucatan, passing the town of Temozón, drive for about 5 minutes (6 km) and turn right, from there you will drive about 4 km arriving at the intersection, continue straight for 1 Approximately km to reach the Ek Balam tourist parador, next to the parador there is an entrance to the Xcanche cenote.

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