Incredible Cenotes in Riviera Maya…

Just shows again how beautiful the Riviera Maya is.

Moskito Riviera Maya

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A few weeks ago a group of friends came to visit me in Playa del Carmen, as soon as they arrived they asked me to take them to a cenote during their stay.

Cenotes would best be described as sinkholes however they are much more impressive. Imagine crystal clear water, so clear in fact, that you can see the bottom, and although it’s 30 ft deep you get the impression that it’s much more shallow, a geological scenary that is still being formed from hundreds of years ago, to dancing light beams throughout the water.

Cenotes are a very important part of Maya history; major cities were built around cenotes given that they provided clean, potable water. Also some cenotes were considered sacred, such as the Sacred Chichen Itza cenote, given that they believed these underwater lakes were gateways to the afterlife. The Mayas also believed that…

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