10 Beautiful Cenotes You Have To See In Mexico

Cenote Azul
Cenote Azul | © biajoe/Flickr

Northern England Writer

Were you to look at a map of all the known cenotes that dot the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, you might very well think you were looking at a piece of Gouda, so numerous are the cenotes that litter this part of the country. Formed when the soft limestone is eroded over hundreds of years, they are essentially sinkholes, often connected by underground cave systems and while there are more than 7,000 across Mexico (not just in the Yucatán!), here are some of the most beautiful.

1. Cenote Choo-Ha, Cobá

Ruins, Natural Feature

After you’ve visited the Cobá ruins, don’t just head straight back to your accommodation. Instead go to Cobá itself and explore one of the three cenotes that are to be found there. All three are underground, unlike many cenotes you’ll find in the region, and Choo-Ha is best known for stalagmites and shallow waters perfect for children. The other two, Tamcach-Ha (better for the daredevils who love to jump into the water) and Multun-Ha (a scuba diver’s dream) are also worth visiting.

Culture Trip Summer Sale

Save up to $1,395 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article