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Featured Photo: The Most Stunning Cave I Ever Seen Was in Valladolid, Mexico

Valladolid Yucatán Peninsula Mexico

The water is so clear you almost feel like you can see the bottom!

While in Valladolid, Mexico I wanted to visit some of the local cenotes in the area and decided I would hire a driver for the day and check them out.  Basically a cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, that has water in it from the underground rivers that flow through the Yucatán Peninsula.  The Yucatán Peninsula has no aboveground rivers in it and a lot of these cenotes are completely caved in.

The first one I visited was called Cenote Samulá, located about 7km outside of Valladolid.  It costs money to enter but you’re allowed to take any photos you like and can swim as well.  If you’re ever in the Yucatán Peninsula during the summer time, you will know how hot it gets and these cenotes are great for getting out of the heat and cooling off.  This cenote is probably the most photographed one in all of Mexico because of the hole at the top and the tree roots growing down inside.  It is known that all the cenotes in Yucatán are connected by underground rivers, so if you can hold your breath long enough you could swim to each one… but most of the rivers are yet to be explored because of the great distances.

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  • http://expertvagabond.com Matthew Karsten

    Loved this place too! That’s an awesome photo…

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    What a gorgeous shot! Love the blue!!

  • Anonymous

    Hell this is awesome.. beyond imagination. Great shot.

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