Cenotes (Freshwater Sinkholes) in Playa del Carmen

Cenotes (Freshwater Sinkholes) in Playa del Carmen

Cenotes (Mayan for ´underground well´) are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful natural Attractions in the Playa del Carmen area. There are literally hundreds located all over the Yucatan Peninsula. A Cenote is basically an underground freshwater river formed over millions of years. Such expanses of crystal clear freshwater are ideal for swimming and scuba-diving, imagine diving amongst stalactites and stalagmites millions of years old. Some examples are: Dos Ojos, Ponderosa, Taj Majal, Gran Cenote as well as many others through out the area.