Cenotes are mystical, centuries old naturally occurring underground pools. Found in the Yucatan Peninsula and sheltered by the jungle, these historic phenomena play a significant role within Mayan culture and heritage, especially for their cleansing properties. A lost world, cenotes were once believed to be the gateway to the Xibalba or ‘underworld’ by the Mayans; a site where Mayan gods would visit. One of the region’s best hidden gems, a cenote tour will give the intrepid traveller a fine cultural exploration, offering a traditional yet unforgettable experience.

Viceroy Riviera Maya is notorious for keeping Mayan culture and tradition alive. Dedicated to ensuring their guests receive an unforgettably authentic Mexican experience, the resort is now offering a private cenote tour. Located a short 35-minute drive from the hotel, the cenote is family owned and completely private. You’ll have two hours to explore the silent and stunning cenote and learn more about its history. Sunlight shines in beams across the cave, and the waters boasts blues of all shades; tree roots grow all the way to the bottom of the pool. No phones are allowed during the tour to make sure you’re fully present; it’s a brilliantly unique, isolated, and immersive experience which will reconnect you with nature at the source.

Snorkels and towels are provided along with any other equipment guests may need. Following the experience, guests will be treated to package-free refreshments to ensure no plastic waste spoils the environment.

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