Story 13: Cuzamá Cenotes

We visited Los Tres Cenotes de Cuzamá during Christmas/New Years week 2021. Here’s a Google Maps link, and higher resolution versions of the photos are available on our Flickr page. Cuzamá is located just west of Homún, but these days is much less marketed. We chose the Los Tres Cenotes de Cuzamá. There would be …

Story 12: The Convent Route

The Ruta de los Conventos is one of Yucatan’s mapped tourist routes. This one takes you south of Merida on the Chetumal highway with stops at Acanceh, Tecoh, Telchaquillo, Z.A. Mayapán, Tekit, Mama, Chumayel, Teabo and Maní. We hit several of those on our two-day overnight trip just before Christmas 2021. There is a long, …

Story 11: Hacienda Santo Domingo de Yunkú

(YBR members can view a Facebook post from our very first visit back in September; this first trip was the inspiration for starting the group and this Website.) We finally got a weekend to return to the village of Yunkú and it’s beautifully restored hacienda. The folks at Camino del Mayab announced last week that …

Story 7: Hacienda Kampepen

This hacienda is located just a short drive (or mototaxi) from the town of Homún, which is the center of quite a network of small ecotourism cenote sites. We arrived at about 11AM, and only the staff was there, no visitors. Coming in the morning (they open at 10AM) is highly recommended–you’ll see in the …

Story 5: Lepán and Cenote Ch’a Chaac

This story deserves the subtitle “One Trail, Three Eras” Our visit to the Circuito Ecoturistico de Lepán started with a bit of confusion. Google Maps has its location at the actual cenote site, and therefore gives directions to the closest location you can reach by road, followed by a short walk. Unfortunately, that route takes …

Story 4: Grutas Calcehtok & Cenote San Ignacio

(This is the original Facebook post. This is really a picture story, so we tell it in Flickr; read what’s here and then click a link below!) Grutas Calcehtok On our way to visit Cenote San Ignacio, we decided to first stop at some caves about 30-minutes further south near a village called Calcehtok. Called …