Relax in Cenote Pools
Here are two of the bodies of fresh water close to Valladolid that you can visit:
Cenote Maya (17 miles), measuring 262 feet in diameter and 72 feet high. The adventurous will enjoy descending the wooden staircase, through a tunnel, or by rappelling. Others will have fun on a zip line and the tightropes. The intense turquoise blue of the water is stunning.
Cenote Zací (meaning white sparrow hawk) has surprising characteristics. The entrance is through a cave, and the cenote is open at the top. It is oval shaped and 91 feet in diameter, and there are 85 feet between the vaulted ceiling and the water. Stone stairs run around the edges, and tree roots and stalactites hang down into the hole. You will also find a restaurant specializing in regional Yucatecan cuisine, handicrafts for sale, and a small aviary.
Cenote Zaci, Santa Ana, Valladolid, Yuc., MéxicoSee map