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Cenote San Ignacio

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Located in the community of Chocholá only 20 minutes from the city of Merida on the road that connects the city of Mexico, the Cenote San Ignacio shows itself to the world emerging from a past of glory and Maya splendor.

The cenotes were sacred rivers of the Maya used as sources of water, places for meditation, rituals and sacrifices. The cenotes were origin and destination.

The word cenote comes from the Mayan word "dzonot" meaning flooded cavern. The ground in Yucatan is limestone that makes it permeable, so there are no streams running along the surface. The rain water is filtered and make the water settle resulting in underground freshwater rivers.

There are two types of cenotes: open pit as Chichen Itza and underground grotto or as Cenote San Ignacio.
Cenote San Ignacio is a beautiful work of nature, it is a young cenote as it has dome. The dome has a hole in the top where the sun's rays are filtered and provides a unique and magical atmosphere.


The interior of the cave is formed by a massif rock creating conditions of high security. Inside the Cenote there is an inverse thermal effect to the surface temperature in the months of November to February where there are days with temperatures of 16 ° C and the rest of the year in which we have temperatures above 40 ° C, in the cave temperature is 26 ° C.
The cenote is 38 meters long by 20 meters wide with a maximum depth of 7 meters, and the minimum ranging from 1.4 meters to 40 centimeters, which makes it a great natural "Jacuzzi". It features LED lighting system and ventilation removes moisture and renew the air inside the cave.
We have a cozy infrastructure that includes a restaurant with dishes of the Yucatecan cuisine, bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, lounge chairs, pool, sun, nature trail, hammocks and bicycles rental, playground and farm.

Located in the community of Chocholá only 20 minutes from the city of Merida on the road that connects the city of Mexico, the Cenote San Ignacio shows itself to the world emerging from a past of glory and Maya splendor. The Cenote San Ignacio remains untouched by the time, as millions of years ago, keeping its beauty magic and ancestral atmosphere. 

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 Meet the best area of the Yucatan, live with the descendants of the Mayan princes and visit places such as the unspoiled Calchtok caves and the ruins of the archaeological site of Oxkintok that are 25 minutes and the Mayan city of Uxmal 50 minutes from there..

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