What is a Cenote?
You probably heard about Cenotes, being one of the simplest attractions of Cancun and Riviera Maya. Cenotes are holes on the bottom which have over thousands of years old and typically lead into a system of caverns; its clear and cold waters are a must see once you come to vacation in Riviera Maya. Today we’ll tell you 3 interesting tips you probably didn’t realize about this misticals and mesmerizing water wells.
Type of Water
The difference between the Caribbean sea and a cenote is that the cenote has underground water, even certain sorts of species of flora and fauna are only found in cenotes. Usually they need clear blue water and since is underground tends to be cold and refreshing.
Mystical, but why?
They are considered mystical because of Spaniards; before these conquered the «Peninsula de Yucatán» Mayan civilization didn’t used to think Cenotes were sacred, so as a part of their culture they sacrificed Mayan virgins as an offer to their Gods, alongside treasures.
Some cenotes have caverns connected to the Sea
Cancún and the Riviera Maya it’s all made from caverns so all the water from cenotes goes all the way to the ocean, some adventurous divers always attempt to explore the huge caverns down cenotes, even new species are discovered, but they’re so big it’s impossible to understand where they’re going to end.
So now you know the best way to get a dive and submerge in this fresh waters is to get and realize all the mystical world behind them.