We like to explore when we visit Mexico. On our last trip to the Yucatan, we wanted to revisit the town of Homun, which is known for its cenotes. Cenotes are water-filled sinkholes, which make for great places to swim and relax.
We ended up meeting some tourists who referred us to a tour guide in Homun. We drove our rental (from Avant Car Rental) from Merida to Homun, which is just under an hour.
I wasn’t able to find this exact cenote on Google Maps; perhaps because it is so new. I’m sure if you got a local tour in town, they would be able to help you find the cenote.
Our tour guide took us in a cart to Cenote Sastal-Ha. As of July 2022, this was a newly opened cenote.
When we arrived, there was a group already in the cenote, and we were thirsty, so we ordered some cold drinks and relaxed for a few minutes.
Once the other group had left, we entered the cenote.
This is a neat cave-type cenote.
The actual swimming portion of the cenote is fairly small, but it was interesting to visit this type of cave.
The kids enjoyed jumping and diving into Cenote Sastal-Hal.
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There was not a whole lot of space for swimming or jumping, but we had a good time.
Afterwards, it was nice to relax, and also to get something refreshing to drink.
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It is so beautiful. I am only a couple hours from Mexico but I have never been farther than Nogales.
That would be so cool to see. It is so beautiful to look at.
Wow, these photos are amazing. I’ve never been to Mexico before, but this really makes me want to visit. Looks like a beautiful place to be.
The pool below is kind of scary but I would dare to dip too just for the exp! Let’s Go!
The cenote looks amazing, and the photos of it are beautiful but having said that and also having seen The Descent, the entrance and cave drop gets a big NOPE from me, lol!
This looks like a beautiful destination. Would love to visit some day
How beautiful! My husband said he can not wait to visit this place. The water looked like an fun place to swim!
Oh wow, that looks like such a fun place to visit and swim!
That is a cool entrance to the cenote. I’d love to visit and go for a swim.
The inside of that cave looks amazing. I remember seeing part of a cave before but it looked creepy. 🙂
I’ve heard so many interesting things about cenotes. But this one is so particular!
After reading all your adventures about the cenote, I am dying to try one. We typically go to the most southern parts of Mexico, though.
Wow this is an amazing place to visit, Mexico is a wonderful place
That is so amazing! I would love to experience those pools. What a fantastic adventure!
Ok, the cave looks so awesome! Even with the small swimming area this looks like a great one to visit.
I have been to Mexico many times but have never done a cenote! I want too!!
I have never done a cenote before. Would love to do this.
My visits to the Yucatan have been mostly to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. I have taken side trips, but never to a cenote. I need to add this to my next vacation trip to this region.
Ooh! I’ll have to look into visiting a cenote next time I’m in Mexico. I have a couple of trips planned there before the end of the year!
I always wanted to visit the cenotes of Yucatan. Your post, especially the photographs make me jealous. Whenever I am there I am definitely going to take a splash notwithstanding however small the water is.
I’ve heard of cenotes before, but these are my first pics close up. It looks like quite a nice getaway.
Your last post on Yucatan was so interesting and this one is goosebumps too. The pictures of the cenote and the cave are so alluring. Hope i can visit and splash soon
This is my kind of vacation. I’d love to visit. I have yet to get to Mexico.
Oooo this looks like a ton of fun! I have never been to a cenote before but now interested in seeing one. I am not much of swimmer so I appreciate the smaller “pool.” My son would also love this!
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Always fancied a trip to Mexico. This looks so cool and the cave with the blue water is so beautiful too – it is now on my travel list xx
This place looks amazing! I have never been to a cenote yet, but a Mexico trip to a cenote is definitely on my bucket list now.
Hey the concept of Cenotes is so unheard for me. They sound so intriguing and probably adventurous too. Wish I could explore it some day.
This is so cool. I would love to go to Mexico one day and check out the amazing places. I have a list of them haha.
The cenote sounds like such a lovely place to visit. I think my kids would also enjoy splashing about there.
Im planning to visit Mexico, specifically Yucatan, so this is a really good spot for me to visit! Thanks for sharing!
We visited Yucatan as a day out while on a cruise. We ended up visiting a beach and kayaking. Next time, I want to visit this cenote. I think my family would really like it there.
Nnnniiiicccceeeee…I love that wooden swing so much! I’d love to visit this part of Mexico.
oh my!! did not realize that this town has so many cenotes (well, did not really know of this town as well until your posts!!).. we are starting to plan for a dec trip and maybe this could be it 🙂