Cenote Kankirixche


Useful Information

Location: Mucuyché.
Municipality of Abalá, Yucatán, 1 hour south of Mérida. From Mucuyché west to Abalá, after 1.8 km turn right.
(20.637301, -89.632987)
Open: All year daily 8-17.
[2021]
Fee: Adults MXP 60.
[2021]
Classification: KarstCenote
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=438 m, VR=53 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Cenote Kankirixche, 97827 Abalá, Tel: +52-.
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History

2015 wooden staircase destroyed by a dead tree.

Description

Cenote Kankirixche (Yellow Fruit of the Tree) is located in the small town of Mukuyche and named after the kankirixche tree. The huge cavern has a diameter of 90 m and is reached down a 15 m metal staircase. The staircase is rather new, the former wooden staircase was destroyed by a dead tree which sat on the edge of the opening and fell on the staircase in 2015. The staircase was immediately replaced by a new metal staircase. The water in the cenote has a depth of up to 50 m, which makes it a popular diving spot. The halocline is at a depth of 50 m and too deep for normal divers. The cenote is at the end of a rather poor single lane gravel road, not signposted, and popular mostly among locals.