Cenote Choo Ha

Cenote Choo Ha is one of three cenotes at the ancient Mayan site of Cobá on the Yucatán Peninsula’s central region. Cenote Choo Ha, like Cenote Tamcach Ha and Cenote Multum Ha, is a small underground cenote with a three-by-four-meter entrance. Cenote Choo Ha is the perfect spot for a refreshing swim after visiting the magnificent jungle ruins, thanks to its crystal clear waters and fascinating rock formations.

Choo Ha translates to “dripping water” in Mayan, and the name makes sense when you view the gleaming cave formations surrounding the pool. Choo Ha has a mysterious underground Eden aura due to the dripping stalactites and the beautiful green water. As the cenote is quite remotely located, it’s not usually busy. If you visit early in the morning, there’s a chance your group will have the place all to yourselves.

Swimming and snorkeling at Cenote Choo Ha

The beautiful waters of Cenote Choo Ha are inviting for swimmers and snorkelers. However, it might be a bit bracing when you first wade in. You may swim at any time of year because the pool is underground and protected from the weather.

Sunscreen and insect repellents are prohibited to preserve the water’s purity. The cenote does not allow alcohol. Wearing water shoes is suggested when there are rocks in the pool to avoid harm.

Cenote Choo Ha has a modest entrance charge. At the entrance, there is a small ticket counter where you may pay in cash. There are showers and change rooms on-site, as well as life jackets. You will, however, need to bring your snorkeling equipment.

Opening hours: Cenote Choo Ha is open from 8 am to 6 pm.

How to Get to Cenote Choo Ha?

Cenote Choo Ha is located 50 kilometers northwest of Tulum and 6 kilometers west of the ancient site of Coba. The most convenient method to get there is to rent a vehicle — the roads are in good shape, and traffic is usually light. At the cenote’s entrance, there is parking.

You may also take a local bus from the ADO bus station in downtown Tulum to the Coba ruins, which takes approximately an hour.  Take a cab or rent a bicycle to Cenote Choo Ha, which is 6 kilometers away.

From Tulum or Cancun, you may take a tour to Cenote Choo Ha. It may include stops at Coba, Playa del Carmen, and other cenotes. If you wish to view different cenotes in the vicinity, take a short walk down a dirt road to Cenote Tamcach Ha.

Things You Should Know

Before visiting Cenote Choo Ha, you should be aware of the following things:

  • Life jackets are provided at the entrance.
  • Lockers and changing rooms are provided.
  • Cenote Choo Ha didn’t have any food or drink choices.
  • At the entrance of Cenote Choo Ha, there is plenty of parking.
  • Bring your swimming shoes with you to Cenote Choo Ha.
  • The water in the cenote is shallow, and there are several rocks to traverse.

Visit Cenote Choo Ha Today!

Visitors to Cenote Choo Ha can swim or snorkel in the cool water. Also, you can visit the nearby Cenote Tamcach Ha and Cenote Multum Ha, both within a 10-minute drive of the Coba ruins, which may easily include a day of touring at the remains. You will have a wonderful experience in your life. Though negotiating the steep stairway down to Cenote Choo Ha might be challenging, the shallow waters and fascinating cave system make it a great family destination.