The 5 best Cenotes in the Riviera Maya – LDS Tours in Cancun |Alma’s LDS Tours in Cancun
Having a hard time finding the best cenotes near Cancun? Read this post and learn about the 5 best cenotes in the Riviera Maya!
But first, What is a Cenote?
One of the great natural attractions found in the Mayan Peninsula are the cenotes; wells of crystalline water connected by a network of underground rivers that by their
nature can vary in their forms and characteristics, are landscapes full of beauty in the middle of the jungle.
So that we can enjoy a cenote, they go through a training process that can last thousands of years. There are open, semi-open, ancient and cavern cenotes and their classification depend mainly on their age.
The word “Cenote” is an original term of the Mayan word “TZ’ONOT” which means pit or abyss. In the Mayan culture, the cenotes have been scenes of great importance since they were sacred places where sacrifices were made as an offering to their gods
or rituals or ceremonies were performed. Also, the cenotes were considered portals or windows to the world of the dead it was believed
that when people died, they traveled a long way to the world of the dead or known to them as XIBALBA (name of the underworld) mythical place where the gods dwelt, ancestors
and also supernatural beings.
And now what you’ve been waiting for! Here is the list of the 5 best cenotes in the Riviera Maya
1- Cenote House (located in Tulum)
2- Cenote Xcan-Che (located next to the ruins of Ek Balam)
3- Cenote Ik Kil (located a few kilometers from Chichen Itza)
4- Cenote 2 ojos (located in Playa del Carmen)
5- Cenote Tamcach-Ha (location near the ruins of Coba)
With this information, dare to live a unique experience and have an unforgettable vacation in the great Riviera Maya. With Alma’s LDS Tours you can visit 2 of the 5 best cenotes in the Riviera Maya we take you to live the experience of admiring and exploring the cenotes such as IK KIL and TAMCACH-HA.