A beautiful collection of Mexico’s Cenotes in photos featuring the magnificent cenotes of the Yucatan Cenotes are located all around Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and a few Caribbean islands as well. It’s estimated that there are well over 6000 of them in the area.
Mexico’s Cenotes in Photos
What is a Cenote?
What exactly is a cenote? It’s a freshwater sinkhole usually connected to an underground river system that flows through limestone passageways in the earth. Cenotes come in many different shapes & sizes. Some are completely underground, others are semi-underground with small openings that let in sunlight, and some have no cave ceiling at all — exposed to the outside world. Check out: 7 Wonders of the World – the New, The Natural, and the Ancient
These unique water caves are considered sacred to the Mayan people who believed them to be entrances to the underworld. They were also once used for ritual human sacrifice! See more Cenote adventures in Mexico at Rio Secreto Cenote – Mexico’s Magical Underground Caves
Book your own Cenote adventure in Mexico: This Coba, Chichen Itza Cenote tour lets you explore two of Mexico’s largest ancient cities. Learn about Mayan history and culture at Chichen Itzá and Coba followed by a swim in the sacred Cenote sinkhole of Ik Kil. Read more: 25 Best Places To Visit in Mexico
The water here is crystal-clear and perfect for swimming. Snorkeling and SCUBA diving in a cenote are other popular activities, as there is a lot to see down there. Underwater stalactites, stalagmites, blind fish, cave fossils, and sometimes even ancient human remains are found in them. You may also like these 15 Fun Facts About Mexico
Mexico in Photos – Cenotes of the Yucatan
Many of Mexico’s most popular cenotes are located on private land, but you can often visit them for the day after paying an entrance fee of $2-$10 US and create your own memories of Mexico in Photos. See more things to do in the Yucatan at Things to do in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Cenotes are truly magical places and should be a must-see while traveling through Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Here are some of my favorite shots of Mexico in Photos, particularly Cenotes. Enjoy! You may also like: The Best Cancun Day Trips
Quintana Roo Exclusive Cenote and Tulum Tour – Explore a guided tour of Tulum. This extraordinary setting of Mayan Ruins located on high cliffs overlooking the sea. After your tour visit the Rio Secreto Cenote. Read more about Rio Secreto here.
This Chichen Itza Cenote Tour lets you learn about the Mayan culture at Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins complex. Afterward, you’ll have the chance to swim in a sacred cenote. See more about visiting a cenote at Best Things to do in Cancun, Mexico
Visiting Cenotes in Mexico is one of the best experiences you can do. There are many ways to explore them and you don’t need to be an excellent scuba diver or snorkeler. You can book day trips where you can kayak through Cenotes, zipline over them, rappel into them, or simply swim inside. Anyone can visit a Cenote of all ages in Mexico.
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Below are more Cenote photos to inspire you to visit the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Also check out: 15 Fun Facts About Mexico
Read more about Rio Secreto: Rio Secreto Cenote – Mexico’s Magical Underground Caves
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Are you inspired to book a cenote tour on your next trip to Mexico? Let us know how you like it in the comments below when you decide to go!