Dzitnup Cenote

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Natural cenotes dot the landscape of the Mexican Caribbean, and are popular spots for tourists and locals alike who love swimming and diving, but want to avoid the beach. Dzitnup Cenote is one such spot.

Set in a limestone cave, the waters reflect a unique blue green color, and the contained area can be somewhat humid.

Two ropes have been extended across the water at the cenote, making a walkway for those who don't necessarily want to swim but still experience the beautiful waters. Lifeguards are on duty during visiting hours.


Dzitnup Cenote can be found 21.0 miles east of Chichen Itza, in Yucatan; it is 3.4 miles to the south west of Valladolid.

Follow the signs to the cenote from Valladolid, then park just outside the cave's entrance. From there, it is a short walk in to the waters.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of dining options to pick from in the region near this park. The most convenient restaurant to Dzitnup Cenote is San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which offers Mexican meals. San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito" is only around three miles from the outdoor park, so check it out and place your order. Also nearby, you and your party will encounter restaurants like El Caribe and Plaza Maya where you and your companions should not leave without sampling their specialty, chicken, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like outdoor parks, and would like to see others, should consider Sac Muukal Cenote and Francisco Canton Park; the first of which is a few hundred yards to the southeast of this park. Other kinds of nearby attractions include La Rafaelita, which is two and a half miles away Valladolid. Also consider heading to San Bernardino Monastery, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Dzitnup Cenote
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
La Rafaelita Historic Site 2.6 mi. (1.8 km) NE Valladolid
San Bernardino Monastery Historic Site 2.8 mi. (1.1 km) NE Valladolid
San Roque Museum Museum 3.5 mi. (0.4 km) NE Valladolid

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Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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