The Cuzama area of the Yucatan peninsula is known for its cluster of cenotes, or underwater sinkholes, which are unique in their methods of access. The three main cenotes of Cuzama are named Chelentun, Chacsinicche, and Bolonchojol. They can be traveled to via traditional horse-drawn cart. The trip from Cuzama’s town square to the cenotes leads you through the surrounding wild forests of tall jungle trees and native wildlife.
Cenotes are often bright blue in color with characteristically clear waters, and are a great way to cool off with a swim, snorkel, or dive on a hot day. A refreshing dip in the calm water grants views of the rock formations of these underwater caverns and rivers. Upon arrival, simply step down a small wooden ladder to enter the water for a swim.
Cuzama is located southeast of Merida, about a 45 minute journey by car. Be sure to negotiate with the horse cart driver you hire to take you around. There is also a unique Gothic style church in the town of nearby town of Eknakan that’s worth a visit.