Take a swim in the magic cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula (VIDEO)

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All across the Yucatan Peninsula, just a stone’s throw from the majority of the area’s popular vacation spots, are approximately 20,000 cenotes. Cenotes are underground caverns connected by a series of rivers that vein the entire peninsula, from the coast to deep into the jungle.

The Mayans believed that cenotes were entrances to the underworld, and as such have held cultural importance for hundreds of years. Today, cenotes are integral pieces in understanding Mexico’s cultural and topographical history. Tourists get a fascinating way to spend the day understanding the Yucatan’s natural environment.

Picture thousands of stalagmites and stalactites, translucent fresh water, and miles of tunnels connecting this mythical, prehistoric underground masterpiece.

Many people take tours from Cancun and Playa del Carmen to see and experience cenotes. Tours are often combined with other activities like the Horseback Riding and Cenotes Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

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