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Take your client to the fascinating cenotes of the Riviera Maya

Take your client to the fascinating cenotes of the Riviera Maya



It is considered that the Riviera Maya begins in the town of Puerto Morelos located just 35 km south of Cancun and extends to the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve and has more than 400 hotels and more than 100 cenotes between the lush Mayan jungle.


Cenotes are natural wells of crystalline water that are fed by rain filtration and the world's largest underground river system, the Great Maya Aquifer, located throughout the Mexican Caribbean. The Dz’onot, as they were known by the Maya, were sacred places because they believed they were connected to the underworld (Xibalbá), where their gods and spirits resided after death. In naturally formed caverns, stalagmite and stalactite formations can be found. Actually the experience of swimming, snorkeling, diving or just sitting and contemplating them is something unique that will remain forever in your memory.


The wonderful thing about cenotes is that unlike the sea there is no waves, so it is possible to swim without difficulty, some of them are small and are suitable for the whole family and even children, since they are shallow. Although there are also Cenotes with a greater depth and extension where it is necessary to have knowledge of swimming and diving.


Next, we mention the main Cenotes of the Riviera Maya:


In its almost 50 kilometers of dense jungle, there are more than 57 cenotes, among which the following stand out:


Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul

It is the largest cenote in Bacalar and the only one outside the Laguna de los Siete Colores. Its depth reaches up to 90 meters. A great place for scuba diving enthusiasts as they will be able to enjoy tours of mangrove tree root labyrinths, holes of various sizes, and sloping rock formations. This activity requires the company of a guide.


Cenote Negro

Cenote Negro

Located within the Laguna de los Siete Colores, it is the deepest cenote with 90 meters depth. Its waters are a shade of navy blue and it can be clearly seen where its crescent circumference begins.


Cenote Cocalitos

Cenote Cocalitos

It will be very easy to recognize it since you will notice the color change in its waters to an intense navy blue. In this cenote are mineral structures known as stromatolites, very delicate formations that take hundreds of years to grow. When looking at them above the water they look like mossy rocks, but they are extremely fragile so care must be taken not to touch or step on them.


How to arrive?


Cancun International Airport

• Address: Carretera Cancún-Chetumal Km 22, Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo



National distance by plane

• Mexico City - 2 hours 10 minutes

• New York- 4 hours 15 minutes

• Chicago- 3 hours 30 minutes

• Los Angeles -4 hours 30 minutes