A sacred pool reserved for Mayan Gods

Why I want to revisit Yucatán, Mexico

Last night I came across the video below, about inspiring places from the Yucatán region in Mexico.

Even if you don’t like authentic Mexican food (trust me, it’s a lot different from what you get at Chipotle!), you can’t be but inspired by the gorgeous scenery and beauty of these images:

The Yucatán Peninsula captivates visitors with its endless offerings of natural wonders and an ancient Mayan Culture that’s still very much alive today. Watching the different videos reminded me of my own trip to Mexico 2 years ago and the one thing that eluded me: Scuba Diving a cenote.

Cenote diving, Mexico

Cenote diving, Mexico

A cenote is a natural sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that got filled up with cristal clear groundwater. A lot of the times these sinkholes are connected creating a stunning underwater cave system that you can explore by scuba diving.

I was planning on visiting the Dos Ojos Cenote during my last week in Mexico, but unfortunately I got really sick that week. I came down with a bad case of the flew and I couldn’t clear my nose and ears, which is really necessary if you want to go diving.

Confined to bed, I had to abandon my plans completely and return to Belgium without this amazing experience:

Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. They are a sacred pool reserved for Mayan Gods, an experience on my bucket list that stays unchecked. FOR NOW!

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