By tradition, cenotes are a distinctive insignia of the natural Yucatecan landscape. Sunlight filtering through the cracks in the rocks and projecting onto the transparent water is a visual banquet for nature lovers.
Cenotes vary in size and shape according to their location. They can be as irregular as the sunken ground which makes them possible. Some are open in the form of a lake or pool, other cenotes, are half hidden in the caverns, still other cenotes are completely enclosed except for the sprinkling of sunlight through the cracks above and some are only accessible by following underground passages.
Although no two forms are alike, it can be said that cenotes share certain characteristics. The water is cool and fresh since it emerges from underground deposits. It is clear and rich in flora and fauna giving rise to an ecosystem in almost perfect balance, and spectacularly beautiful.
For many years the cenotes of Yucatan have been the object of speculation and legend, since they played a determining role in the development of the Maya civilization. Immense communities grew up around them, making them the hub of the city. An abundant quantity of offerings and jewelry has been recovered from the floor of the cenotes, apparently thrown into the depths after human sacrifices. Ceramic remains and utensils destined for religious ceremonies have also been found.
Take in the highlights of the beautiful city of Merida. Visit two cenotes of exceptional beauty. Without doubt you will have an amazing experience when visiting the crystal clear waters of the Mayan cenotes; such a magical world whose exceptional beauty does not seem real. This is considered by many as the best tour of their stay in the Yucatan. We invite you to experience it to believe it. The specialized guide accompanies you at all times in the water activities, giving you security and information of these magical places.
La Hacienda Ochil is famous for its traditional Yucatecan cuisine 100%. As tuniches (balls stuffed dough suckling pork), kimbombas chicken, panuchos, chicken and roasted suckling pork, chicken Abalá, venison pickled polcan (pumpkin seed and beans), cheese empanadas, all accompanied by sauces such as jicama and beets with habanero chile.
Hacienda Ochil, intimate, lovely, with the Museum of henequen haciendas, handicrafts shop and a gift shop. Here you will learn the history of green gold; the fountain of colonial wealth.
Bring hat or cap, comfortable clothes, camera, bathing suit, towel, and biodegradable sun block and repellent.
This tour operates with minimum 4 people, however contact us for availability.