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Visiting Kin Ha Cenotes

Have you ever gazed upon a remarkable picture of a pristine, secret-like swimming pool that looks too good to be true? Well, let us assure that this exactly what you will experience at Cenote Kin Ha!  

Cave Cenote Kin Ha
Cenote Cave

Cenotes are essentially sinkholes formed millions of years ago in the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun, Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. There are open cenotes, semi-open ones and underground cenotes- each with their own unique age-associated characteristics. At Kin Ha Cenote explore these mesmerizing natural wonders ona perfect day trip from your stay at nearby Cancun.

Kin Ha offers a total of 12 cenotes, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Mayan Jungle. Kin Ha provides enough amenities for a captivating journey into one of nature’s paradises!


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Kin Ha Cenotes

Behold Kin Ha Cenotes, a majestic natural park offering more than just picturesque photo opportunity! Here you can relish activities such as horseback riding, ATV rentals and bike expeditions through the Mayan Jungle. However, their greatest draw is for sure the  twelve cenotes at your disposal – each of which presents an opportunity to take a dip in crystal-clear waters.

Where are Cenotes Kin Ha

Kin Ha is conveniently nestled along the “Ruta de los Cenotes,” a picturesque stretch of road renowned for its bountiful cenote offerings, and can be found just beyond Puerto Morelos; equidistant from both Cancun (40 miles) and Playa del Carmen (37 miles).

Path to Cenote Kin Ha
Path to Cenote Kin Ha

How to get to Cenotes Kin Ha

There are various ways to reach this unparalleled destination.

Rent a Car

Driving to Kin Ha is the quickest and most cost-effective option as car rentals are very reasonably priced in both Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Moreover, since it’s slightly off of the main road, a car gives you far greater flexibility than other transport methods used for getting here.

Cenote Kin Ha pool
Cenote Kin Ha pool


You can always get a taxi recommendation from your hotel that will get to right to Cenotes. Just make sure you negotiate the price before you set off.

Is there Uber in Cancun, Tulum, Valladolid or Playa del Carmen?

Unfortunately, no. Even though the app is functional there has been a lot of push-back from the local taxi-mafia and some violence so for your safety, we would suggest against using it.

By Bus

If you’re looking for a more cost-effective approach, this may be the right fit for you. Take a bus to Puerto Morelos and then check out buses departing from its main plaza that will take you to Leona Vicario. It’s not as fast but definitely cheaper!

For just a little over $1 USD, you can catch a bus that leaves every hour or when the van is full. The ride from town to Kin Ha Cenotes will take only 15-20 minutes, and then it’s about 4.5 miles of walking until you reach your destination (around 90 minutes).

Booking a Tour

If you want to savor the beauty of cenotes without having to worry about arranging transportation, then a tour could be your best bet. Numerous travel agencies in Cancún and Playa del Carmen offer daily trips to Kin Ha; nonetheless, prices range significantly so ensure that you do adequate research beforehand.

Kin Ha Cenotes is offering a selection of unique cenote experiences. 

For starters, the closest natural pool is a magnificent sight with its width of over 50 meters (approximately 150 feet) and depth at 60 meters (roughly 180 feet). There are two ways to make your way in.

Restaurant at the Cenote
Restaurant at the Cenote

Descend the steps (which should always be done patiently and sideways or in reverse, never forward) to reach a platform from which you can bask in 360 degree views of the cenote’s majestic beauty before diving into its depths.

The first cenote is situated within a cave, while the second one offers an adrenaline-pumping experience with its two wooden planks spanning four and five meters (approximately 12 and 15 feet) above the water. If you’re brave enough, why not take the plunge?

Having fun at Cenote Kin Ha
Having fun at Cenote Kin Ha

Not only does this cenote provide surf boards for you to glide around its inside, but it also includes a rope that allows you to reach out and touch the side walls of it. Even more exciting is that there are even bats living in the cave – they may be overwhelming when first heard, but they won’t bother your time here and can actually add an intriguing experience!


Although it may look like one singular cenote, there are actually two distinct cenotes connected to each other- both with their own entrance! The second is located slightly further away from the main Kin Ha area and requires a short journey if you want to take a plunge into its tranquil waters.


For the more adventurouus you can try the three zip lines and four platforms reaching up to 13 meters (or 39 feet) high! Not only can you explore and appreciate the cenote from above, but there are also platforms to jump off of and even a zipline! 

Amenities at Kin Ha Cenotes

If you’re planning on swimming in a new spot, it’s only natural to be concerned about what the area has to offer.

These are the main amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Lockers
  • Lifejackets
  • Store for souvenirs
  • Restaurant

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Other Things to Do Near Gran Cenote

After you’ve explored the majestic  Gran Cenote, why not take part in some thrilling activities?

      • Take off on an intrepid expedition to uncover Tulum’s wealth of awe-inspiring cenotes! With such a plethora of stunning locations, you and your closest companions will have days full of unforgettable memories. 
      • Unwind and relax at the gorgeous Tulum Beach, and don’t forget to try one of the many amazing restaurants in town (try the tacos and local beer)
      • Take a trip to the ancient Tulum ruins, National Parks and, if you find yourself with extra time, venture even further to ruins of Chichen Itza – a stunning location and one of the 7 Wonders of the World!
      • Enjoy an unforgettable day trip to the magnificent Sian Ka’an Biosphere breathtakingly blue waters and get up close with dolphins and even some crocodiles!

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