There are over 1200 Cenotes in the Yucatan. There are many great Cenotes in Tulum and we got to explore two of them…
The Ancient Mayans believed that Cenotes were a sacred place, a place of worship. Many of the Cenotes today are tourist attraction and serve as a cool refreshing dip for many tourists. The Cenotes are full of minerals and is mainly freshwater. There is a entrane fee for all the Cenotes, the prices range from 100 pesos to 300 pesos.
The first Cenote we visited on the way back to Coba ruins, Xel Ha cenotes about 10 minutes from Coba ruis. It’s underground and is quite dark, but there are many artificial lights. The cenotes are amazingly refreshing and suprisingly deep! There are ropes to help you tread the water as well as life vests available for rental.
This cenote is popular with divers as it is quite deep. Many of the Cenotes have bats flying back and forth as well as birds.
Our second Cenote stop was closer to Tulum, about 15 minutes taxi drive, the Grand Cenote. The neat thing about this cenote is there are actually two cenotes that are connected and it also has turtles! I wore one of my favorite swim suits, this Red Oye one is so flattering and I love the tone of red it is. Oye has a few other colors you’d wanna check out , black, and orange one here.
It was a truly amazing girls trip with my mom. I can’t remember the last time we had a mom and daughter trip, it must of been my high school graduation when we went to Hawaii! I’d love to make this a yearly thing, I’m so grateful that my mom is still able to travel so times like these I’ll always cherish! Thank you to the stranger for the portrait of us.