Visiting Cenote Hubiku
Cenote Hubiku is a large enclosed cenote close to Ek Balam Mayan ruins, and the colonial cities of Espita and Valladolid. This cenote is visited by people usually in tour groups that are visiting the nearby Mayan ruins. This small complex is touristy and set up for groups but you can still enjoy visiting here yourself. Here is what Cenote Hubiku is like.
Note: There is a cenote at Ek Balam but most tours do not go there since it is a walk or bike ride from the ruins. The rail to the cenote is 1.5 km. Cenote Hubiku is much more accessible for tours.
What you can see at Cenote Hubiku
This cenote is more of a tourist attraction for bus groups so there are a few things to see here. If you just want to swim in the cenote , you can do that or you can walk around and take in the tourist attractions.
Main entrance and gift shop
In the photo above you can see where you can buy tickets to enter Cenote Hubiku. There is also a large gift shop here. It is mainly the typical things you find in gift shops.
You will descend down wide stairs to enter into the cavern that houses this cenote. On the scale of cenotes, this one is one of the larger ones and hence is why it is visited by tourist groups.
You can enter the water from a wooden platform. The water is deep here but clear so if you bring your mask you can look around. You can even see the catfish that live in the cenote systems.
On one side of the cenote there are several traditional Mayan houses. Here you can take photos and see up close what houses have been like for over a thousand years in this part of the world.
Tequila Museum- Museo Don Tadeo
The “museum” has few agave plants out back and few demonstrative props of how tequila is made. There are several tequilas you can taste here including flavored low alcohol tequilas. As you might know, tequila comes from the other side of Mexico, so this is not going to be the best representation of tequila. As long as you know this and take this tourist attraction for what it is, your are fine.
Restaurant Kin is a buffet style restaurant with a bar. This is 250 pesos which includes entrance to the cenote. The food is somewhat regional and has meat and a few vegetarian options.
Entrance cost and details for visiting
Entrance for the cenote is 100 pesos. If you do eat at the buffet restaurant, the price of the meal which includes the cenote is 250 pesos. This is a decent deal especially if you need to eat. There are not many restaurants in the area.
Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm daily for the cenote.
At Cenote Hubiku you can rent life jackets for $2 USD, lockers for $1 USD an towels for $2 USD.
Tours to this cenote and Ek Balam
If you would like to visit this cenote and also visit the Mayan ruins of Ek Balam here is one tour you can check out. This is a bus tour that will pick you up from Cancun or points in the Riviera Maya. You will visit both this cenote and Ek Balam. A certified guide will take you through the ruins explain a little about the history. Lunch is included and drinks throughout the day.
How to get to Cenote Hubiku
Most everyone will be coming from the direction of Valladolid heading north on 295. Once you exit the town of Temozon you will immediately see a dirt road on your right with a small sign. Follow this dirt road for two kilometers. There is a large parking lot surrounded by the buildings.
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