4. Explore the Cenotes
The word cenote is derived from the Mayan word for secret, which is the perfect explanation for these hidden sacred sinkholes. The Yucatan has many underground caves and rivers that are often filled with water and have a natural skylight above. Snorkel, swim, dive into and explore the underwater formations and marine life that fill these scenic cenotes. Ik-Kil, located just a couple of miles from Chichen Itza, is one of the most popular pools for tourists to cool off in. This crystal clear fairyland oasis is over 130 feet deep and is flanked by waterfalls and lush vegetation. You may see turtles and fish while you’re taking a dip.