First of all, what in the heck is a cenote? Put simply, it’s a sinkhole or pit created by the collapse of limestone that opens up to groundwater beneath the earth’s surface. Think of them as surface entrances to subterranean water sources. That rather dry description does not do credit to their greatest attribute: they are very cool!
Here are some photos of some of the more remarkable cenotes on the Yucatan peninsula:
Perhaps one of the most recognizable cenote is the Cenote Suytun, located near the colonial city of Valladolid, Yucatan. Becoming more popular every year, it is becoming a frequent stop for tourists traveling to Chichen Itza or Ek Balam ruins.