Cenote Yax Há


Useful Information

Location: 97826 Abalá, Yucatan.
(20.672830, -89.741610)
Open: All year daily 8-17.
[2022]
Fee: Adults MXN 10.
[2022]
Classification: KarstCenote
Light: n/a
Dimension: Twater=26 °C.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Cenote Yax Há, 97826 Abalá, Yucatan.
Adventure Tours Dive Center, Calle 23 x 30 Col. Montecarlo, Mérida Yucatán, Tel: +52-999-944-21-73, Tel: +52-999-4-14-14-96.
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History


Description

Cenote Yax Há is a little special, as it is located in the middle of a private property. There is a gate at the road and a sign, when it's open, there is also someone at the gate who charges 30 pesos to enter. From here it's a 2 km drive on a narrow single lane road to the cenote. Be careful sometimes a twig might scratch your car.

Yax-há in Mayan language means “green water”, ha = water and Yax = green. This name is very common for cenotes and there exist actually several with this name in different parts of the peninsula. This is quite weird, as this cenote has crystal blue water, like all.

The cenote is less developed than the others at the road, there are only two simple 3 m wooden staircases down into the cavern. The water is 4 m deep and gets much deeper on the far side, where a huge chamber opens up. There is a hole in the ceiling which illuminates the begin of the cave, but there is no light in the rest. At the end of the cavern the water is 42 m deep and the cave goes on. This is why the site is also popular among scuba divers, but certified Open Water divers or Advanced divers are allowed only in the light area. On the deep side only Cave divers are allowed. This is one of the sites used by the Adventure Tours Dive Center.