The water cenote

An encounter with nature in Puerto Morelos

Imagine yourself snorkeling in crystal waters, you look down and then you see a garden with water lilies, fish, roots and rocks with so much clarity. You look above and see a semi-open cavern, trees, flowers and a blue sky. Finally, you look to the front and find the great diversity that surrounds you. This is how you live the adventure in every corner of Ha’ cenote.

Anyone who has visited the Xenotes tour knows that Ha’ cenote means having a unique encounter with nature in every way.

people in open cenote

The visit to Ha’ cenote consists in a journey through a semi-open cenote. Its name means water in Mayan, and as you may have guessed. The culture also believed that every cenote had a guardian, they are named aluxes. These little beings protect the entrance of every cenote and if you want to visit these sacred places you have to ask for their permission through a Maya ritual.

Read: Why is it important to ask permission before entering a cenote

ha' cenote in puerto morelos

Entering Ha’ cenote

Ha’ cenote is the most crystalline and transparent of this maya oasis. The sunlight lets you see the bottom perfectly. Swimming in these waters and admiring the aquatic flora and fauna brings to life this sacred place. It’s a real privilege, unique in the Yucatán Peninsula. Enjoy a scene of stunning beauty where you can discover wonderful underwater gardens.

What you will encounter

To enjoy your visit to Ha’ cenote, we recommend:

  • Bring a waterproof camera and capture the best photos of the flora and fauna.
  • Snorkel and freshen up in its crystal waters.
  • Follow the tour guide and discover the hidden secrets in every corner.
  • Remember to respect the border marked by the water lilies and avoid altering the wildlife.
  • Open your eyes and admire the underwater roots and be amazed by its formations.
  • Do a fun kayaking race with the rest of the group.

Remember to share your photos with the #Xenotes hashtag and be part of our expeditionary community.

How was your experience in Ha’ cenote? Have you been to any other semi-open cenotes?

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