Cenote Yalahau

Yalahau cenote

Immerse yourself in its crystal-clear waters, the fountain of youth.

Yalahau cenote is a naturally occurring pool located off the coast of Holbox Island, on the continental coast of Quintana Roo, approximately 6 miles west of Chiquilá. 

Yalahau is usually one of the three stops on the 3 islands tour, although it’s neither an island nor situated within one. Nevertheless, it is a must-see stop to explore when visiting Holbox.

What to Do at Yalahau cenote

Tourists flock to Yalahau to marvel at its natural beauty and cool off in its waters, which are usually at perfect temperature. The administrators provide visitors with life jackets, ensuring a safe expedition. Legend has it that this spring of crystal-clear waters possesses healing powers, often deemed by many as a fountain of youth

Besides swimming, visitors can relax in the hammock and swing area nearby. It’s perfect for unwinding in the shade after some physical activity. 

Moreover, explore the wooden trail surrounding Yalahau and, with luck, encounter some of the wildlife inhabiting the area, such as raccoons and various bird species. Additionally, enjoy a panoramic view of the jungle from the lookout tower.

Tips for Visiting Yalahau

  • The entrance fee is $100 MXN pesos per person, paid directly to Yalahau administrators, separate from any tour fees.
  • It’s crucial to preserve the area and refrain from littering. Use designated bins or areas.
  • If you plan to use sunscreen while swimming, make sure it’s biodegradable to avoid polluting the water.
  • The best time to visit is in the morning, as it tends to get crowded later in the day.
  • We recommend visiting as part of a guided tour.



Yalahau, Quintana Roo, México

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