San Lorenzo Oxman cenote
San Lorenzo Oxman cenote is bit off route from Tulum, but definitely worth a visit if you have the time! It was our favorite cenote in terms of fun and adventure! The San Lorenzo Oxman cenote is part of a Hacienda, a Mexican word for large estate or plantation. The cenote is an open well with tree roots and vines hanging down into the water giving it a true Jungle Book feel. Inside the cenote is a platform from where you can jump into the water with a rope swing. This is so much fun and will really give you a ‘Tarzan and Jane’ feeling! But if you don’t want to jump into the water, you can also safely get in and out of the water via the stairs. There are lifejackets on site if you’re not the best swimmer and there is always a guy helping with the rope swing.
After all the fun at San Lorenzo Oxman cenote, you can get a drink or some food at the restaurant of the Hacienda if you like to. They even have a pool to relax as well! With different entrance fees this you can choose the ‘package’ you want!
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General tips for visiting San Lorenzo Oxman cenote
Getting there: Located only 4 km south of Valladolid, you can combine this cenote easily with a visit to Valladolid on the way to Tulum.
Entrance fee: If you only want to visit Oxman cenote it is 80 Pesos entrance fee. 100 Pesos gives you access to the cenote and a 50 pesos discount in the restaurant. 150 Pesos gives you entrance to Cenote Oxman and access to the pool area of Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman as well. The parking area is free.
Best time for photos: You don’t really need to take the sunlight into account when photographing this cenote because it’s so far underground. Anytime is possible for photos!
Photo tip: If you want to capture people swinging from the rope you have to set your shutter speed very high. You don’t want any motion blur in this shot. But because it’s pretty dark inside the cenote, you have to numb your ISO up a lot, which can result in a bit grainy pictures. There is also a very cool angle from above where you can capture people swimming or floating in the cenote.