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  • n. Plural form of cenote.


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  • The water in the cenotes is unbelieveably clear and clean looking, I believe that is a function of no sunlight more than anything because the bacteria counts are high.

    Beach Pollution

  • They also dive in the cenotes, which is unique to this part of the world.


  • The caves and sinkholes, called cenotes, were portals to the underworld, Lucero said.

  • The Mayas used the sinkhole caves, known as cenotes, as places of worship and depositories for sacrificed humans. Homepage

  • Flat and lacking significant rivers or hills, Cozumel harbors an underground network of fresh water rivers which honeycomb the porous limestone, forming "cenotes" or sink holes.

    Cozumel An Island Paradise - 'Vistas De Cozumel'

  • The Yucatan peninsula is studded with sink holes called "cenotes".

  • We have thousands of archeological sites within a half days drive which can provide hours of adventures and we have cenotes that we can cool off in.

    Looking for English speaking friends in Merida

  • Also, as late as the 1950s there were no paved highways into that flat and unfecund land of scrub pines and cenotes and the city of Merida had to be reached even then by steamers from Progreso or Sisal or by rail.

    Safety in Mexico & the Republic of Yucatan

  • The beautiful beaches, tranquil waters, historic Mayan sites, eco-explorations, cenotes fresh water sinkholes that you can snorkel in, swimming with dolphins, etc.

    Elizabeth Thorp: Amansala's Bikini Bootcamp: Get Lighter Physically and Mentally on the Mayan Riviera

  • Two years ago, a USA TODAY report filled readers in on researchers' plans to dive deep into the cenotes, surrounded by the ruins of Maya sweat lodges from 800 A.D.

    Maya pools await diving explorers


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