Traveling to the Riviera Maya and not immersing yourself in the sacred waters of the cenotes is as if you had not traveled, these imposing water reserves are calcareous caves that have indescribable magic and here we tell you why you should visit the cenotes of the Riviera Maya .
Part of this land collapsed after the last ice age, more than 8,000 years ago and nature created these wonderful attractions.
The cenotes are entrances to fresh and / or salt water cave systems and are considered the largest in the world and are found mainly in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Can you imagine diving in these wonders of nature full of crystal clear waters?
The cenotes of the Riviera Maya have different shapes and sizes. All are superficial connections to the underground bodies of water, but not all the cenotes of theRiviera maya They are ideal for diving, some have very narrow spaces and for this reason it is necessary that you practice diving with expert divers, since they know the appropriate routes for you to enjoy diving.
The most famous cenotes give the impression of being large open water lakes since they measure several meters in diameter, such as the Chichén Itzá, Casa Cenote and Pondarosa Cenotes.Most of the cenotes of the Riviera Maya have been explored and mapped by divers since the 1980s and today are considered, three of the largest underwater cave systems in the world, having a length of up to 129 km can be found in the Riviera Maya.
One of the most famous sites is Dos Ojos, it is a beautiful cave that began to be explored in 1987 and more than 67 kilometers of underground routes have been discovered. It is ideal for swimming, diving or snorkeling since it is considered one of the cenotes of the Riviera Maya with the highest visibility thanks to the transparency of its waters.
More than an attraction, they are Mayan sacred sites
The word cenote, derived from the Mayan word ‘Dzonot’, means ‘well’ and was considered the entrance to the mythical underworld, a gateway to the afterlife and a way of communicating with the Mayan gods. The cenotes of the Riviera Maya were used to request abundant harvests, sufficient rainfall and fortune. The water in the cenotes is believed to be sacred, so it was used by the priests in the temples.
The Sacred Cenote of Chichén Itzá is the most sacred and important for the Mayans.
Incredible formations in the cenotes of the Riviera Maya
The formations of these incredible limestone sediments have been examined by scientists around the world for their preservation; in most of them their structure and the original environment are preserved intact, all this so that they can be admired by divers.
The beautiful decoration of stalactites and stalagmites are one of the reasons why you should go diving in the cenotes of the Riviera Maya.
The cenote of Tajma Ha It is applauded for its Chinese garden and the two levels of stalactites of the Cenote Chac Mool is a wonder of nature that you must appreciate.
Always remember that it is forbidden to touch, move or remove any of the delicate formations and fragile that have remained under water for thousands of years, as they can be easily damaged.
If you have already convinced yourself to visit the cenotes of the Riviera Maya, then contact Aquaworld they have the best tours to dive in these incredible caverns.