Mexico, Mexico Cenotes in Mexico - swimming in ancient Mayan pools Mini Guide by Juan Morella

Cenotes are sink holes that are a very common geological feature in Yucatan. They are often found close to Mayan ruins and you can combine a visit to the ruins with a dive!

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Cenote Dos Ojos or “two eyes” is located a little over 9 miles south of Tulum on highway 307 on the right.There are areas for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers. There are bathroom facilities and snacks available.

Cenote Dos Ojos

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A very well known Cenote, located to the north of Chichen Itza's civic precinct, to which it is connected by a 300m sacbe, or raised and paved pathway.

Sacred Cenote

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Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán, Mexico, It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours.

Ik Kil

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Located a couple of blocks from the heart of the city is the Cenote Zaci, a landscaped freshwater cenote or underground sinkhole in which you can access the inside and explore its cave. There is also a restaurant in the premises of the Cenote Zaci and artisans selling handcrafts.

Cenoti Zaci

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Sistema Sac Actun is an underwater cave system situated along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula with passages to the north and west of the village of Tulum. Exploration started from Gran Cenote 5km west of Tulum. The whole of the explored cave system lies within the Municipality of Tulum (state of Quintana Roo).

Grand Cenote

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Dzibilchaltún is a Maya archaeological site 10 miles north of Mérida, there is a Cenote that is popular with swimmers.

Dzibilchaltun

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