On your next trip to the Riviera Maya, we highly recommend visiting some of the wonderful cenotes in this area to admire the natural beauty of these places.
The cenotes, considered by the Mayans to be sacred spaces, are natural pools with crystal-clear water connected to each other by means of subterranean currents. They are all located mainly in the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The Ruta de los Cenotes, which is located near Cancun and Puerto Morelos, includes eight wonderful places with different sizes and depths. Some outdoors and others inside caves, they offer visitors a unique experience since you can go in most of them to cool off.
This route is considered one of the most booming ecotourism attractions and is made up of almost 31 miles of dense jungle. On your route, you can also do different types of activities like rappelling, snorkeling, hiking, diving and zip lining.
Here are the main cenotes that make up the route:
Cenote Siete Bocas
With a unique story, this cenote was well known for its natural gum fields where workers extracted rubber from huge sapodilla trees and exported it to North America and Europe.
Cenote Las Mojarras
Located in Cenote Las Mojarras Park, it is 46 feet deep and 213 meters wide. Here you can jump into the water from a tower. It also has an area to have a picnic and camp.
Cenote Verde Lucero
As its name suggests, the cenote is light green. To get there, you must hike and then go down wooden steps until you reach the wonderful natural pool.
Cenote Boca del Puma
Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, this is one of the most well-known cenotes due to its history and culture. Plus, you can do activities like cycling, snorkeling, rappelling and zip lining.
In the impressive Chilam Balam cenote, you can go scuba diving, snorkeling, or simply go swimming to take in the amazing nature that surrounds it.
It is one of the most visited since its wonderful natural charms attract nature lovers, both tourists and locals.
Famous for its attractive Maya zip line, with green and crystal-clear water, this cenote is approximately 118 feet wide and has lots of fish.
This cenote is perfect for diving lovers and is part of the group of cenotes known as Tres Reyes.
The perfect time to visit them is noon since at this time, the dazzling sun creates a spectacle of greens, blues and yellows in the crystal-clear water. Sometimes you can see the bottom of the cenote, which goes from 33, 98 and up to 197 feet deep.
Enjoy the wonderful natural charms that the beautiful Riviera Maya has to offer!