What are cenotes?


They are natural pools of water in the middle of the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, which formed millions of years ago, and are the gateway to the longest underground river systems in the world.

Ice Age
Their creation goes back million of years ago, during the last Ice Age.

Mayan Civilization
The Yucatan Peninsula has the largest extension of cenotes with approximately 10,000 along its territory.

Now
In Quintana Roo cenotes cover an area of 39 square miles (61 km²).

Kinds of cenotes

    Cavern cenote
  • They hide in the inside of a cave.
  • Circular shaped, the opening at the top is smaller than the entirety of the cenote.
  • Stalactites can be found inside the walls of the cavern.
  • Ideal to live new adventures.
    Open cenote
  • They stand out for their tall walls and rock formations.
  • Always surrounded by lush vegetation and in their surroundings are inhabited by numerous fauna.
  • Ideal to connect with mysticism.
    Semi-open cenote
  • Known for its characteristic circle shape.
  • The top opening is the same size as the cenote.
  • Ideal to submerge into nature.
    Ancient cenote
  • Because of its age, it is completely exposed and immersed in vegetation.
  • It looks like a lagoon due to the fact that there are no rock formations at the top.
  • Ideals to experience activities full of adrenaline.

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