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Ik Kil Cenote, (some refer to it as ikil cenote) is a deep natural pit usually open to the sky (formed by the collapsing of a cave), Mexico has a special name for those kind of places: “cenote” -taken from Mayan language word for a well. some Cenotes were a sacred, Young men and women were thrown and left to drown there,as a sacrifice to the god of rain)

Cenote Diving Yucutan Mexico

Il kil cenote in Yucatan, Mexico

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.

Cenote Xkeken, via Flickr. Just a 15 minutes drive from Valladolid, Yucatan.

Cenote X Batún en San Antonio Mulix by Princesamaya05, via Flickr

Swim and snorke in the cenote Xocempich

Enjoy one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cenote Ik Kil is located on the highway between Chichen Itza (it’s only a couple of miles away from the archeological site) and Valladolid.

Mexico: The amazing cenotes of Yucatan Peninsula (by Alfredo Alanis). Caves of fresh water sinkholes created by THE meteorite strike which took out the dinosaurs.

The natural wonders of the state of Yucatán are innumerable and some of the most important and unusual are the cenotes