Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has a secret underworld of turquoise pools called Cenotes (see-know’-tay). Mayans settled villages around these spiritual wells and believed that they were a portal to communicate with the gods.
We swam in the crisp mineral-rich waters in the Saamal Cenote!
Cenotes are natural sinkholes formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock. The Mayans revered cenotes because they were a water source in dry times. The name cenote means ‘sacred well’. The water is clear, but reflects different hues of blues and greens depending on the angle of the view.
It was an incredible experience!!