One of the attractions that distinguishes the State of Yucatan are the cenotes, whose term comes from Mayan “dzonot”, that means “cavity with water”. The cenotes are unique formations in the world, besides being the fundamental resource of fresh water; these were sacred places for the Mayans, representing the entrance to the spiritual underworld.
The Yucatan Peninsula lacks of visible water rivers, since the ground is limestone and very porous, reason why the rainwater filters directly or penetrates by cracks forming underground caves and rivers, many of them, connected to each other. Frequently that limestone ground sinks into the water beneath, causing the deposits to open and letting us stare at the spectacle of green, yellow and turquoise lights projected in the rocks, forming true works of art. The stalactite and stalagmite system are worthy of admiration.
By tradition, the cenotes are a distinctive mark of the yucatecan landscape. Details like the sunlight penetrating the holes between rocks and being projected on the transparent water, are united to serve as a visual banquet to the admires of nature.