Cenote, that is a familiar word, right? Well, maybe not. Unless you have traveled extensively on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula or have lived here, the chances of you knowning what a cenote is, let alone how to pronounce it, are slim. Cenote, pronounced, /sɛˈnoʊteɪ/, is a cave that collapsed upon itself thousands of years ago. Filled with stalagmites and stalactites, these geological phenomena do not sound much different from other caves.