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Looking up, a streak of light shined through the window of a underworld heaven, flickering hanging vines and small waterfall, just like a rainforest. Everything was silence;  many people’s expressions range from excitement to nervousness. As they jumped into the cenote, they closed their eyes and opened their mouth; the cenote shouted among them, but no sound echoed in the cave, not even one. A silent scenery – I found a sense of peace in my world.

Despite the crowd, I still was lost in paradise. My younger brother told me that I ought to jump in from the stairs – which I hesitated. I have a fear of large bodies of water (such as ocean, lake, etc), but I knew I shouldn’t pass it; I’d regret it if I had never tried. As I jumped, I couldn’t help but to scream in fear and excitement. It turned out to be incredibly refreshing, especially in this humid weather during May.

How can anyone not find this such a profound beauty? A magnificent place that everyone should discover at least once in their lifetime.

Tips:

Have you been to any cenote in Mexico or in other country? 

36 Responses

  1. We visited a cenote in Mexico when we were there last and loved it! It wasn’t as pristine and incredible looking as this one, but they are all so cool. It feels a little like you’re viewing a world not many have seen before.

  2. Looks lovely and refreshing. Its is often nice to have people with you who encourage you to do weird stuff…makes it easier to attempt new things!

  3. Ah, I loved the cenotes in Central America!! It’s such an amazing experience getting to swim in them and thinking about their history and what they were to the Maya civilization. 🙂

  4. Wow… this looks amazing! I haven’t been to Mexico and this place just screams beautiful all over! I will definitely be taking note of this. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! It looks like something out of a movie! Love that you mentioned biodegradable sunscreen too – it’s so easy to forget when exploring different places to consider the lotions and chemicals that you’re bringing with you via your skin!

  6. I’ve never seen a cenote but lately I’ve read a lot about them on other blogs. I would love to experience this but considering how deep they are and the fact that I’m not a strong swimmer, I would have a vest on.

  7. I love swimming in cenotes. You are right, even with other people there it does feel like you’ve found a lost world. Makes me look forward to going back to Mexico!

  8. Wow!!!! Mexico is full of surprises! I recently hosted a girl from Mexico and she showed me so many amazing pictures of her homeland, it’s so diverse!! I really hope to visit soon!

  9. I’ve been to a couple of cenotes in Mexico, they’re fantastic aren’t they! So unique. One of the ones I visited was completely underground – we had to crawl through a tiny gap to get into the cave and then swam through these amazing underground passageways lit just by our head torches. It was an amazing experience.

  10. What, you mean everyone wasn’t jumping innaked and introducing themselves like in the hostelworld advert? Haha! ;D Surprising how reality is a bit different, but I love some of your shots!

  11. Ichthyophobia! I never knew that word before, but my husband has that fear. Will have to tell him about it! The more I read about Mexico the more I want to go travel there. This place will definitely be on my radar when we go!

  12. This looks like one of those pics you see on pinterest and you wonder if it’s even a real place. Wow. It’s definitely magical and lucky you for going there!

    1. I never heard of Cenote Zaci. I just checked that out and it turned out that it is only 40 mins away from Ik Kil! If I knew about this, I would had gone! 🙂 Many cenotes are definitely a beauty! How long were you in Cancun?

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