After our visit to Chichen Itza we had the chance to stop by one of the underground watering holes called Ik Kil Cenote. If you’re not familiar with a cenote (se-no-te), they are basically a natural sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Surprisingly, there are many cenotes all over Mexico. According to history, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings. Creepy! 😛
The sinkhole is about 90 meters underground and you get there by concrete stairs. The steps are quite wet and therefore slippery but there is a chain link rail to hold on to. Anyway, the view for me was quite refreshing since it was my first time to see a cenote and the cold water was refreshing on such a hot day.