In Mexico, a cenote refers to a beautiful pool of fresh water that is sunken below the level of the ground in a cavern or sinkhole. Cenotes vary is size and shape, and have been used as sources of fresh water and as ceremonial locations, as well as for swimming and even snorkeling and scuba diving.
Throughout the Yucatan region, there are between 6,000 to 10,000 cenotes, many of which are connected by underground caverns or waterways. The word cenote comes from the Mayan word "dzonot"—meaning water-filled cavity.
We are so fortunate that the property at Cenote Balam-Ha has its own cenote where you can enter into the earth and its sacred waters to relax, swim or snorkel.