Discover the Natural Wonders of the Riviera Maya
66 million years ago, the Yucatan Peninsula was impacted by the meteor Chicxulub. This meteor vanished all dinosaurs from Earth and created a ring of 180 Km diameter full of cenotes: rock formations consisting of:
Plein-air lagoons. These are a fantastic option for recreation. Find large open cenotes near Playa del Carmen in Cenote Azul, Cenote Cristalino, Cenote Dos Ojos or Natural Park Xel-Há.
Incredible caverns. All these caves are connected to each other and to the sea.
Subterranean rivers. Did you know the two largest underwater cave systems in the World are in the Riviera Maya? They are Sac Atum and Ox Bel Ha.
Cenotes were sacred in Ancient Mayan culture, as Mayan Priest used them to communicate with the Gods of the Underworld.
Cenotes are an amazing attraction for relaxing in a paradise-like lagoon, for divers and adventurers, and even for getting married! Many Mayan weddings are celebrated in these beautiful Cenotes. At the end of the Ceremony, the couple throws themselves to the water, with clothes!