The cenotes

This is the question that everyone asks when they hear about the "cenotes" everywhere here in the Riviera Maya, this word comes from the Mayan word "Dznot" meaning sacred well. They are basically sink holes that have given us the possibility to have access to the underground river tunnels on the peninsula. There are thousands of cenotes throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Yucatan Penninsula has a limestone platform, which was basically a large underwater coral reef which surfaced after the ice age, the limestone was eroded by acid rain that abounded in those times the planet, forming complex systems with highly decorated tunnels and rock formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, leaving the fossil shells and corals embedded in the stone.

The cenotes were and are the only source of fresh water we have in the Yucatan Peninsula, learning about these bodies of water is essential for their conservation. Today cave diving is a very popular and safe activity, conducted in a safe and responsible manner, respecting the environment and rules. We are specialists in the field which will guarantee their conservation, as well as your satisfaction and safety, come and check it out for yourself!