Cenote Suytun: The Picture-Perfect Natural Wonder in the Heart of Yucatán

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Natural sinkholes formed by the collapse of limestone bedrock are better known as cenotes, and they can be found all around Yucatán. This is the best place in Mexico to explore this natural phenomenon, and the picture-perfect Cenote Suytun is a good place to start. Let’s learn a little bit more about it!

What Is It?

Yucatán is home to many cenotes that are much bigger and get more visitors than Cenote Suytun, but that could change in the nearby feature. This cenote experienced a huge rise in popularity after it became a popular spot with travel influencers thanks to its picturesque nature.

Unique Features

What sets Suytun apart is the symmetrical stone pier leading to the center of this underground open water pool. This is one of its most striking qualities, especially if you’re lucky enough to be there at the exact moment when rays of sunshine pierce through the ceiling beam.

How to Get There

Cenote Suytun is a great day-trip destination from both Cancún and Mérida. Its location is a two-hour drive from both cities, while Valladolid is the only major town in its close proximity. The cenote is open to visitors between 9 am and 5 pm, and you can also swim and buy snacks and drinks during your visit.