This was number 164 on my bucketlist.
I love swimming in various weird places, so swimming in a Cenote was a dream of mine ever since I swam in “Blue Hole” in Jamaica.
In Mexico, Yucatan peninsula is made of porous limestone. That means, that water just sinks through rock and all the water bodies (lakes, rivers) are underwater. It also means that sinkholes are very common there. Cenotes are just that – sinkoles filled with water.
Check out Anna’s ultimate guide to Yukatan cenotes.
And so – in the autumn of 2016 I found myself in Mexico. So I swam!
My favourite Cenotes:
- Cenote Samula
- Cenote Xkeken
- Cenote Ik Kil
- Cenote Dos Ojos
- Grande Cenote
Our favourite Cenote was Yokdzonot Cenote. We came late afternoon and had the whole Cenote for ourselves.