The Cenote is beautiful. It is well kept and run professionally. We had been in Piste/Chichen Itza and decided to spend an extra night in Valladolid to explore more ruins and the cenotes. We took a taxi from the taxi stand next to the main bus station in Valladolid(3 blocks from the central plaza). the taxi ride cost 150 pesos(about $12 us) each way. We explored the Ek Balam ruins first and were very ready for a cool dip in the Cenote after the ruins. We were a little short on time (and very hot) so we paid for the entrance including the tricycle taxi ride to and from the cenote(30 pesos each). There are "locker rooms" for changing clothes and showering before entering the Cenote. There are lockers available for free but you have to have your own padlock. We just laid our belongings on a ledge on the side of the cenote and kept an eye on them but felt we had nothing to worry about. The Cenote is one of mother natures gifts to us. Truly splendid. There is a zip line across the rim and a rappel down into the cenote(100 pesos each). They rent masks, fins, and life jackets but I am not sure how much as we had brought our own for diving in Cozumel. There is a rope swing and a couple dive platforms(low and high). I only wish we had left for Ek Balam earlier so we would have more time to play in the water. 2 hours was not enough. Speaking of leaving earlier...there is a collectivo that leaves from the bus terminal in Valladolid at 8:30am that is only 50 pesos each way(I believe it returns at 1pm but forgot to check). Save yourself $130 per person that the tour charges and take a bus to Valladolid from cancun or playa del Carmen then make your way to the ruins and Cenote from there. We stayed at Hotel Maria de la Luz on the central plaza in Valladolid. It had a great view of the church and plaza at night but the rest was only okay(breakfast buffet = okay, bed was uncomfortable, and it is noisy being on the main square).
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