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 is situated 21.0 miles east of Chichen Itza, in Yucatan; it is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) 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 numerous dining options to pick from in the neighborhood around the outdoor park. San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which has a menu full of Mexican dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this park. San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito" is only about three miles from the park, so stop by and eat up! Also nearby, you and your companions will encounter eateries including El Caribe and Plaza Maya where you and your party can not leave without trying their specialty, chicken, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of parks, and would like to see others, should consider going to Sac Muukal Cenote and Francisco Canton Park; the first is a few hundred yards to the southeast of this park. Other types of nearby activities include La Rafaelita, which is two and a half miles away Valladolid. Furthermore, you can think about visiting San Bernardino Monastery, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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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