10 Breathtaking Mexican Cenotes

A cenote is surface connection to a subterranean water body, extremely abundant in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. During the Maya civilization times, they were used for sacrificial offerings. These days, they attract thousands of tourists who want to see these completely Instagramable locations.

 

Cenote Ik-Kil

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This is one of the most well-known cenotes in the Yucatán peninsula. The water is 40 meters deep while the diameter reaches 60 meters. Plus, Ik-Kil offers more facilities than most cenotes in Mexico, namely a restaurant and cottages where you can stay for a few days.

It is gorgeous for sure, but another reason that makes it so popular is that it is located on the way to the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins. So be aware that the place might be packed when you visit but it is still well worth the stop!