Explore picturesque swimming holes
You can find plenty of swimming holes or so-called cenotes around Cancun, and if they are not on your bucket list yet, you’ll have to add them asap. The word cenote comes from the Mayan word ‘ts’onot’, which can be translated as ‘hole with water'.
These turquoise-shimmering cenotes are created when underground limestone caverns fill with water from the sea underneath and rainwater from above. Vines, stalactites, or stairs complete this magical setting for you to frolic and splash around in.
La Ruta de los Cenotes (the path of cenotes) runs from Puerto Morelos to Leona Vicario and is densely packed with various swimming holes. Cenote Zaci, Cenote Aktun Chen, Cenote Elvira, Cenote X’keken, Cenote Samula, or Cenote Oxman are just a few of the many options. You’ll find thousands of cenotes across the Yucatan Peninsula, so why not make a day of it and visit some archeological ruins along the way?!