Cenote Zaci (Calle 36 between Calles 37 and 39, 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily, US$1.50, under 13 US$1) is in the middle of town and often pooh-poohed in comparison to the cenotes at Dzitnup. But it’s a peaceful, attractive spot, especially if you have it to yourself. (You can scope out the scene before going in by looking over the wall halfway down Calle 37, around the corner from the entrance.)
A dark natural pool lies in a huge cavern with a bank of trees on one side and a path looping down from the entrance. You may find leaves and pollen floating on the water’s surface, but it’s still refreshing.
There’s also a small—and sad—zoo and a simple eatery.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition