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Cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes) come in different forms from the ‘open’ cenotes that can be found at ground level to the ‘semi-abierto’ cenotes that are half open and half in caves, accessible through small openings leading to chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites.
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These pools are filled with mineral rich, crystal clear water. On a hot day they are great places to relax, swim in the cool waters and enjoy a picnic in the jungle surrounded by birds and butterflies.
While the cenotes now provide a great way of cooling off, they also have great historical significance as the Mayans relied on them as a source of water and to honour the rain god Chaac.