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

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 […]

Cenote Xkeken: the Maya gate to the underworld (VIDEO)

The ancient Maya tradition believed the gates to the underworld lay in cenotes. Just a few kilometers from Valladolid in the Yucatan Peninsula, the landscape is dotted with natural cenotes, leading straight down into the earth. Unlike their unsightly name, these sinkholes are beautiful and filled with crystal clear, blue-green water. They are easily accessible […]

Over 300 tons of trash from cenote in Chankom Yucatan removed

Last Thursday, June 10, the cleaning of a cenote located in the town of Chankom was carried out, in which a bag of Sabritas from the 90s was recovered. La Gas and the State Government participated in the cleaning of the cenote through the Secretariat for Sustainable Development. Speleologists, representatives of the state government, as […]

Freediving in the Yucatan Peninsula (VIDEO)

People Are Awesome is building a guidebook of unique locations around the world where our talent captures their awesome sports clips! This week, freediver Camila Jaber takes us on an underwater tour of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Which location would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments. More from Camila: […]

How many cenotes are there in Yucatan?

Get to know the great variety of cenotes in Yucatán, the main tourist attraction in the state. The cenotes are one of the main tourist attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula, there are caves and tours allow you to know the crystal clear waters and the nature of the cenotes, however, it is important to know […]

Red Bull Cliff Diving divers in love with the cenotes of Yucatán

The athletes were in the state as part of a surprise project The professional divers: the Mexican Jonathan Paredes and the Colombian Orlando Duque are seduced by the magical cenotes of Yucatán, scenarios that are different from a swimming pool or another world platform. They feel a spiritual connection with the Mayan culture and with […]