87.8 F
Mérida
Friday, July 23, 2021
###

Stretch of the ‘cenote route’ modernized at Cuzamá

Recent headlines

New delays and ‘unforeseen’ rains delay the reopening of the paso deprimido

If you had been looking forward to zooming under Mérida’s Paso Deprimdio underpass this summer, we have some bad news.

Girls pawn their house to pay for mother’s funeral

Social media helped attract attention to the young sisters who sold their home to pay for...

Snack time: The best of Yucatán’s botanitas

While some of the snacks on offer in Yucatán are easily recognizable to newcomers, others may seem a little more exotic.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.

Part of the “cenote route” has been resurfaced at Cuzamá. Photo: Handout


Mérida, Yucatán — With a budget of 7.9 million pesos, the state Institute of Highway Infrastructure of Yucatán has modernized 3.2 kilometers of “cenote route.”

They concentrated on the road connecting the municipality of Cuzamá and the village of Chunkanán. The road was re-surfaced and painted, new signs were erected to guide drivers, and speed bumps were built to slow them down.

The modernization of this highway will benefit 5,181 inhabitants in Cuzamá, where visitors are pulled by a horse-drawn cart on rail tracks to find three different cenotes in the jungle.

But this project was mainly for the local residents, who had tolerated poor-quality roads for years.

The cenote route is important to both locals and tourists. Nearby Homún already had several tourist-ready cenotes about 50 kilometers southeast from the Yucatecan capital.

To get there from Mérida, drivers take the Cancun highway and a detour toward Acanceh.

Chunkanán, technically part of Cuzamá, was home to several henequen plantations, but has struggled to survive since the industry collapsed in the mid-20th century.

More news

The long history of Mexico’s melting pot

Immigration in Mexico is more than complex than Aztecs marrying bearded Conquistadors.

Most COVID patients who died never got vaccinated

This statistic highlights the importance of vaccination in Yucatán’s fight against COVID-19.

Kantunil’s new tourist attraction — the ‘rabbit cenote’

With the new improvements, locals are hoping that visitors from surrounding communities and abroad begin to visit their town and cenote in larger numbers.

Dogs in Yucatán: Getting them here and keeping them happy

Taking your dog to Yucatán takes planning. Getting them here is one thing, and finding care for them once they’re settled is another.