Mexico

Explore Mexico's Cenotes

Characteristic of the Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes are natural sinkholes that form when the roof of a cavern collapses. The Mayans believed the mysterious formations were entrances to the underworld.

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Photography by Adam Baker through Flickr Creative Commons

The breathtaking Cenote Dzitnup in Valladolid, Mexico, is completely underground with a hole in the ceiling. A guide rope and lighting make the cavern easier to enter, and it's a great place to swim.

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