Cenote Tour in San Crisanto

25 Mar

I mentioned on Tuesday that during our trip to Chabihau, Yucatan, we stopped by the neighboring town of San Crisanto for a cenote tour.

The tour costs $40 pesos (about $3 USD) and lasts an hour and a half, taking you on a small boat through the mangrove jungle until you reach the beautiful cenote.

Jorge, Mike and Mau are ready for a nature tour with their carton of "chelas"

Since the water is only a few inches deep and they want to protect the area, they use motorless boats steered by a local, gondola-style

"Navajuela" (which roughly translates to "razorleaf") is a regional plant that looks harmless, but if you touch it, the sharp leaves will cut you. Jorge can attest that this is true from previous experience haha

There were tons of these trees right by the water. They had branches that grew downwards into the water.

The guides waiting for their groups at the cenote

This hole in the bottom of the cenote is where it connects to the underground river system of the Yucatan Peninsula.

San Crisanto has done a lot over the past few years to bring in tourism while still maintaining its natural beauty.

For my previous post on our day exploring San Crisanto, check it out here.

8 Responses to “Cenote Tour in San Crisanto”

  1. Perpetually Engaged March 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Beautiful. I love the clear water of the cenotes. Any alligators? Those little boats crack me up. Did your guide sing any Italian songs for you?

    • gringation March 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      No alligators… there were some fish as big as my leg, though!

  2. Ashlie March 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Great photos! LOove the one of you and Jorge. Looks like a lot of fun!

  3. Laurencancun March 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    I love the one of you and Jorge too!! What a cute couple!!! Also, you look great – can tell your hard work is paying off 🙂

  4. lisa n javi March 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Cool pics. I like how the trees look like hands reaching into the water. The one of the hole in the cenote kind of creeps me out though, but it looks like a pretty cool place to visit.

  5. Kristi S March 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Looks like it was a neat adventure! Great photos!

  6. GRRRL TRAVELER April 7, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Okay, I have to admit, when I first read your headlines, I thought you were talking about the music group…

    This tour reminds me of Kerala’s backwater tours, although you don’t end up at one lovely secluded spot for R&R. I can’t believe it’s only $3.

    If it weren’t for you, I’d never know Mexico had some nice getaways!

  7. Ang September 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    awesome photos!!! Seems like a great way to spend some relaxing time.

    (sorry I missed this post in the past)

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