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Cenotes of Cuzama

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These cenotes are famous in the region for their particular way of getting to them. The trip through the three different cenotes is done in “trucks”. Trucks are little cars pulled by horses or donkeys through 7 kilometers in roads full of flora and surrounding forest and wildlife, adding an incredible adventure to the trip. The region is classified as semi-dry warm climate with summer rains. During some seasons there are “mid-summer droughts”. This area has an average yearly temperature of 26.3 degrees Celsius, or around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Most of the areas surface is dedicated to the season agriculture. There are portions with vegetation, whose most plentiful species are biretta, poppy, ceiba and pochote.

In regards to fauna, the most important species are: rabbits, raccoons, howler monkeys, frogs, toads, iguanas, snakes and lizards.

The most important cenotes in this zone are: Chelentun, Chak-Zink-Che and Bolom-Chojol

Chelentun Cenote

This cenote is considered a training one by many instructors due to the fact that is mostly cavern with direct access to the surface with a maximum depth of 18 meters (60 feet) with a temperature of 26 degrees C. and a 50 meters visibility. However, it has two caves. The first on the right side that goes down to 30 meters (100ft) deep and the other at the bottom on the right side that starts with a minor restriction and becomes a major restriction and reaches the 40 meters (140ft) deep. At the entrance there is good visibility but at the end its only two meters. Presently, this cenote does not have a lifeline.

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Chak-Zink-Che Cenote

“Home of the red ant”, It´s considered one of the best diving places in the state. It´s poll has an impressive sight with stalactites in the roof of the cavern. Here there is a chimney that goes to a little chamber filled with air with minor restriction. The depth is 40 meters (130 ft) and inside the circuit comes out a “T” to interior caves that go down to 250 ft deep its temperature is 27o C and its visibility is 50m. This cenote has a lifeline.

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Bolom-Chojol Cenote

This cenote’s name means “nine mouse holes” close to the town of Chinkita. The mirror of water is located after going down 10 mts in a stair formed by “truck rails”. The water temperature is 27 degrees and has a 50-meter visibility. A pool with a diameter of 27 meters forms the Cenote; at the half of this corridor is the entrance. At the second level with a 40 meter depth. This cenote has a fixed lifeline.

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