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Cenote Dzitnup

Cenote Dzitnup (Mexico)

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4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
20 minutes by bus from Valladolid
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Cenote Dzitnup

Emilie Couillard Seasoned Traveller
117 written opinions

The word "cenote" comes from the Mayan language and means "water cavern". Yucatan has approximately 3,000. Dzintup cenote is different from the rest because of its composition.

My suggestion:
Dive in! There are vines dangling over the natural swimming pool so let your inner child loose and throw yourself into the refreshing water.
My review
Very close to the superb town of Valladolid, Dzintup cenote is easy to get to and totally worth a visit during your trip to Mexico. I was sorry I didn't have my bathing suit during my stop because it was suffocatingly hot and instead of diving in, all I could do was dip my toes!
Mikaël Faujour Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

A tourist center with two magical cenotes.

My suggestion:
To enjoy the place quietly, go there early in the morning, bus loads of tourists will arrive from 11 a.m.
My review
I stayed in Valladolid, a "pueblo mágico", twice: through August 2013 and at the end of October, when I was going back to Europe. In both cases, my principal objective was to visit the cenotes in the area. The first time I came from the south, Mérida, (where I had visited other of these enchanting geological formations).
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

One of Yucatán's most famous and perhaps most beautiful cenotes, just a few kilometres from Valladolid.

My suggestion:
Many tour operators offer a combined trip to Chichen Itza and Cenote Dzitnup. However, opt instead to visit these two sites on your own: you'll enjoy the second of them much better if you aren't surrounded by hordes of noisy tourists.
My review
Included Valladolid on the itinerary for your tour of Mexico and finding the heat overwhelming? Well, that's only normal and to be expected. But here's the good news: you can get out of the heat and cool off at the cenotes! You may well now be thinking "Huh, a cenote [say-noh-tay] – what's that?" This is only logical, as the concept is an unusual one.
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