Cenote Xlacah at Dzibilchaltun
Xlacah: Cenote within a Mayan siteOffering something for everyone, this cenote is located inside the Mayan archeological site of Dzibilchaltún. You can visit a pyramid and swim - all on the same day.
Instead of being deep underground, the waters in this cenote sit at ground level, making it easy to access for old and young alike.
During May Xlacah is at its peak, where crystalline blue waters, freshly-bloomed irises and tiny fish that inhabit the cenote combine for a swimming experience like no other.
How to get there: Xlacah is just 15 minutes from Mérida city, and can be reached by taxi for 200-300 pesos, or one of the many tour companies that service Dzibilchaltún. Alternatively, catch a local combi (collective taxi) from San Juan park, Merida (Calle 69 between 62 and 64) that will take you directly to Dzibilchaltun.
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