CENOTES

THE BEST CENOTES TO VISIT IN THE RIVIERA MAYA

What are the Best Cenotes in the Riviera Maya?

Have you frequented the Caribbean, or perused the web in planning your first trip to Mexico? Either way, you’ve definitely come across images of the magical cenotes of the Riviera Maya!

Have you frequented the Caribbean, or perused the web in planning your first trip to Mexico? Either way, you’ve definitely come across images of the magical cenotes of the Riviera Maya!

Wait, I don’t know what a cenote is!

Once sacred sites to the indigenous Mayan culture, Cenotes are a series of sea-level and underground, interconnected cave systems filled with water.. They were considered to be portals into Xibalba, the Mayan “underworld” where spirits would dwell. Here, they’d perform ceremonies and rituals to communicate with what they believed to be water deities. While cenotes are mysterious, experiencing their beauty is on the ultimate bucket-list of what to do here in Mexico!

Discover the beauty of these natural jewels

Today, cenotes are frequented by locals and tourists for leisure, and often! Because once you’ll experience your first cenote, They range in color from the same turquoise as the Caribbean Sea, to a mysterious dark blue. Did you know that there are to date over six thousand explored cenotes? Expert estimate there are still thousands more yet to be discovered. So who knows! Perhaps while you’re venturing through the jungle, you may just discover a brand new cenote.

The best Cenotes to visit in Riviera Maya

Travel websites are often too long and with outdated information on tours and interesting things to do. So instead, check out our list below with top sites we know are the best! 

Cenote Suytun

Nestled deep in Valladolid, this site is the crown jewel of all cenotes in the Riviera Maya!

Cenote Ik Kil

Ik Kil is located out in Chichen Itza within the Ik Kil Arqueological park. Pair this with visiting the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza, and you are in for an eye-opening and amazing day.

Cenote Dos Ojos

Dos Ojos is a conveniently short drive just outside of Tulum, making it an easy go-to location even if you have a busy day planned.

Grand Cenote

This location is the most visited Cenote in Tulum, and for good reason! If you are staying in Tulum for your vacation, this is an easy and worthwhile activity to include.

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