Sotuta de Peón
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Swimming in a Mexican Cenote
I looked down as I kicked my feet around in the cool crystal clear water, watching the light reflect onto my skin. The rocks below lit up in a rainbow of turquoise hues, growing darker the deeper they were. I swam out to the centre and looked up through a hole in the cave ceiling, where bright daylight was streaming in from above. Here, in the middle of a field on an old sisal plantation in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, I had descended several sets of stairs to reach an underground pool. The Cenote at Sotuta De Peon is the most beautiful cenote I have ever seen.
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