Cenote Oxola | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Details

Verified:
almost 4 years ago
Altitude:
12.9 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
schweinzkopf

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
No

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Description

(Dec 21, 2018 - This cenote is located on private property.... More info in Dec21, 2018 "Check-in")

Free wild camping at the Cenote. About 9.7 km from the turn off in homun (the road going south passing a few cenotes). You can drive the road with a normal car/van if you know how to drive those crappy roads. Wouldn't go down there if it's raining tho (4x4 would be ok). The cenote is kinda abandoned (probably too far out and there are so many in town). The water is clear, but still a bit creepy cause no one was around

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On the way to this cenote we have met a local hunter who informed us the cenote we wish to visit is located on the private land and the owner is not happy at all with images and information posted about this cenote on the Internet without his consent. Needless to say, the owner is not happy with people camping there either.

We were just a few hundreds of meters from it, so we continued, parked before the wall marking the property line, continued last 50-60 m on foot, took a quick look and swim, collected two bags of garbage as our token of gratitude for a chance to see it, and continued to Laguna, 4.5 km down the road, where free camping is not a problem and does not violate any rules or rights.

From what we have seen, it is clear that whoever made 1st posting of this cenote on iO labeling it (and treating it) as "free wild camping" made a judgment error, to put it mildly. Those who enthusistically followed suit and camped there, disregarding clear evidence the place is on private property, were obviously blind.

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Very remote cenote - almost guaranteed you'll be the only one here - and after you see the road, you'll understand why :)
Kidding aside, we've seen worse, but it took us about 40-50 minutes to cover the 9km. Definitely doable with 2WD, but a bit higher clearance is welcome if you don't want to scrape you bottom occasionally.
The last bit (about 500m or so) is super narrow - we didn't have any issue with the hight (one or two branches touched us a bit, we're 2.3m tall 4runner), but definitely made some small scratches on the sides. Our rig is pretty adventurous looking already, so we didn't mind.
So not the moat beautiful cenote around, but still very pretty, a bit creepy and .. you can call it your own for a day or two :)
PS: if you want to get rid of the white thing on the water, just throw some water on it or make waves in the water and it will go out.

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very bad road, and the last km is only for little cars or van but very quiet. Alone in the nature. the cenote is beautiful but the surface of the water is cover with a mineral pellicule. ..
enjoy this place !

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Absolutely great abandoned cenote. Nice place to camp and to swim!

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Great spot! Whoever found this place first and added it to iOverlander, thank you!! The cenote is beautiful with a deep crystal-clear pool. And best of all, the cenote and the camping are free and we the place to ourselves.

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Super cool 'abandoned' cenote.
Definitely NOT big rig friendly. The road itself isn't so terrible but the trees have low branches. We did about 6km of this road to get there with camping trailer... And may have some roof repairs to do! We were committed... No turnaround big enough for us til we got here anyway.
Arrived just before dusk and of course the bats were flying around full-force, so decided to venture in in the morning as a bat bite might not be so great while in the middle of nowhere.
Really cool spot if you have a capable yet smallish vehicle (pickup/suv or less).
Camping here was great too. Totally secluded. Occurred to us as we were underground in the cenote that our rig was parked directly above us.

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Very cool wild Cenote. No one else here. Water was so clear it didn't look like it was there. I agree with the other poster, a little creepy, but cool! Road was fine for any vehicle just go slow. Low hanging trees. We were scraping limbs. We are 2.5 meters or 8ft tall. Last section of road when you turn for the Cenote is narrow. We are a mid-sized pickup truck. Had to pull mirrors in and not good on the paint job. This would be a good Cenote for a dog. Gradual entry to water. Stairs were too trick for our old dog, but if he was 5 yeas younger I would not be able to stop him.

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Free wild camping at the Cenote. About 9.7 km from the turn off in homun (the road going south passing a few cenotes). You can drive the road with a normal car/van if you know how to drive those crappy roads. Wouldn't go down there if it's raining tho (4x4 would be ok). The cenote is kinda abandoned (probably too far out and there are so many in town). The water is clear, but still a bit creepy cause no one was around

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