Cenotes - Mexico's not so secret hidden gems
Updated: Feb 2, 2020
One of the most impressive and magical of these phenomenons are cenotes! In the Yucatan Peninsula - you can find these mesmerizing wonders, and it’s home to over 6,000 of them!!!
Cenotes are magical world of aquatic life and wondrous underwater rock formations. Arriving when it first opens and about one hour before closing time will get you the best photos alone for the perfect instagram photo to make anyone jealous.
You can swim in refreshing mineral-rich turquoise waters in majestic caves and surrounded by jungle-like foliages and feel completely lost in another era.
These cenotes are fresh water that has been filtered naturally by the earth, making them so pure and clear - you can see every incredible details from minuscule fish frolicking to plant life at the very bottom of these cenotes.
Tips for visiting the Cenotes:
1. Bring local cash - Mexican Peso.
2. Don't wear regular sunscreen - it harms the cenotes and its inhabitants.
3. Arrive early or just before closing for the best photos.
4. Bring snacks/drinks as some places don't sell any.
Get Inspired - List of Cenotes to Explore
Cenote Kantun Chi, Playa del Carmen
Cenote Azul, Playa del Carmen
Cenote Ik Kil, Chichén Itzá
Cenote X'Canche, Valladolid
Cenote Dos Ojos, Tulum
Gran Cenote, Tulum
Cenote Calavera, Tulum
Cenote Jardin del Eden, Puerto Aventuras
Cenote Chaak Tun, Playa del Carmen
Cenote Samula, Valladolid
Cenote Suytun, Valladolid