El Cenote Encantado
Cenotes, crystalline freshwater pools, are perfect for a refreshing daytime activity in Tulum. Once believed by the ancient Mayans to be spiritual gateways to the underworld, cenotes are still regarded as sacred to the region and are one of the Yucatan’s most unknown hidden wonders. While many of the more well known sites line the beach road, the hosts at Casa de las Olas know the the best secret spots just outside of town - each one different than the next with options for underwater cave exploration, snorkeling and for the more adventurous at heart, zip-lining and cliff jumping.
By Michaela Trimble, AFAR Ambassador
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