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Even perfect if you prefer to walk along the river rather than take a dip!
Cenotes are natural wells or reservoirs common in the Yucatán Peninsula. They are formed when a limestone surface collapses, exposing water underneath. The major source of water in modern and ancient Yucatán, cenotes are also associated with the cult of the rain gods, or Chacs. They have a mystic to them as many of the less explored tunnels can be dangerous if someone begins exploring without a guide. Confusion can set in and the maze of tunnels become impossible to exit. But now you are able to explore this underworld of mayan culture at one of the best preserved - and least crowded - cenotes in the Mayan Riviera.
A drive will bring to the heart of the jungle. It will not take long to gear up and begin your underworld adventure. The incredible structures around you took over 65 million years to form and without thinking, you will jump in and immerse yourself in the fresh water.
Your guide will direct you through the chambers that connect the long dark, incredibly beautiful. low ceiling caves replete with stalagmites and stalactites. This is a real example of Mother Nature's art and is considered by the ancient mayan civilization as sacred places to be used by priests and warriors for important rituals. This is such a cool experience and not something you can expect to find everywhere and that makes it even better!
This is a special example of immersing in and connecting to the true culture of the Mayans.
- Only bio-degradable sun screen will be permitted.
- This excursion is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or guests with walking difficulties.
- You must be a proficient swimmer.
- This tour is strenuous.
- All participants must use a life vest during the snorkel portion of this program.
- All participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday