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Cenotes - Mexico's not so secret hidden gems

Updated: Feb 1, 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.

Cenote Azul - Opening hours: 9:00 – 22:00

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.

Ecopark Kantun Chi - Opening 9:00 - 17:00

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

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