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.


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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.

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous dining options to select from in the community around this outdoor park. The nearest restaurant to Dzitnup Cenote is San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which serves Mexican food. The eatery is a slight distance off, but far-off enough that you may want to make plans for using some mode of transport to get there. El Caribe and Plaza Maya offer additional refreshment choices near the park. At Plaza Maya you and your group should not leave without trying their specialty, chicken, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of outdoor parks, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Sac Muukal Cenote and Francisco Canton Park; the first of which is 0.2 miles to the southeast of this park. Other local activities include La Rafaelita, which is two and a half miles away Valladolid. You might also want to consider checking out San Bernardino Monastery, which is another attraction not far away.

Parks are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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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