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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Cenote Xlacah
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Photography by Heather McCall through Flickr Creative Commons

Cenote Xlacah, at the Mayan site of Dzibilchaltun, is ground-level, easily accessible and more than 140 feet deep at some points.

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