Cenote Oxman

Located on the outskirts of Valladolid, Cenote Ox Man is situated on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Its proximity to the most popular tourist hot spots, including Tulum, Valladolid, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun, makes it one of the sought-after destinations by tourists.

Swimming in Cenote Ox Man 

The experience that travelers can derive when swimming in Cenote Ox Man is unparalleled. There are on-site changing rooms, lockers, and bathrooms for individuals to use. However, there is a slight trick of hand that one needs to nail while using the rope swing at the cenote. It would be best if you pulled it really hard to yank it back; otherwise, you will not be able to retrieve it entirely.

All visitors must wear their life jackets when swimming in the cenote. The water here is warm, and not the cold kind of warm. Since the sun rays grace the cenote directly, you could use your underwater camera or GoPro to capture the stellar light rays in the water.

How can travelers get to Cenote Ox Man from Tulum? 

The easiest way to get to Cenote Ox Man from Tulum is by road. Travelers can hail a taxi or rent a car, whichever option suits them the best. However, if you decide to hail a cab, the approximate fare from the city can be around 2800 MXN or $138, excluding tip. You might find the amount to be exorbitant, but it includes the drive both ways, which is somewhere around 1.5 hours long, passing by two cenotes, and a pit stop for lunch or dinner in Valladolid.

The ADO bus is an incredible option for individuals traveling solo or who have scheduled their trip on a budget. And guess what? The ticket starts from $7 or 140 MXN, which is way cheaper than what you would pay if you hire a taxi. However, you will need to get on two buses to reach Cenote Ox Man. The first destination would be Valladolid post which you will take a bus for the cenote. It should cost you around $5 to take a bus from Valladolid to the cenote.

Things To Know 

It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling alone or with friends or family; there are a few things that every individual must know when visiting Cenote Ox Man.

  • Bring your own snorkeling gear.
  • If you want to encounter fewer tourists and want the swing all to yourself, begin your journey to the cenote at dawn. You will reach there by early morning, giving you and your friends ample time to enjoy the swing.
  • The cenote’s timings range from 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • There are two ticketing options for tourists visiting the cenote. The first one costs 150 MXN or $7.5 and allows visitors to explore the cenote exclusively. However, the other option is a bit comprehensive and would cost 250 MXN or $12.5, including a 200 pesos credit. The ticket allows visitors to access the on-site restaurant and the pool.
  • For individuals who would like something to eat, there is a restaurant at Hacienda Ox Man, which is relatively cheap.