- They are deeply ingrained in Mayan and Geological history
The ancient Mayas thought of the cenotes as entrances to the spiritual underworld. In 1904 the famed sacred cenote, housed by the acheological site Chichen Itza, was dredged and over 100 human skulls were found. Does this mean cenotes were used in sacrificial rituals or were they simply utilized as burial grounds? History can tell us a lot but this is one question that may remain unanswered indefinitely. The link between the Maya and the cenotes are not the only primordial connection. Cenotes were thought to be formed during a meteorite impact, more specifically, the same impact thought to be associated with the distinction of the dinosaurs.
- They are a nature lover’s paradise
- They are simply…beautiful