Cenote Azul

8 Mar

There were many things about Bacalar that attracted us to living in this beautiful little corner of Mexico. Cenote (Sen-OH-tay) Azul is a beautiful circular natural pool about a mile south of Bacalar along the laguna. Centotes are ancient sinkholes. More than likely they were once underground and over time the roof caved in creating a limestone well. Cenote Azul is said to be the largest in the Yucatan at 300 feet deep and 600 feet wide. The pool is free to the public. There is a restaurant at it’s edge where we had a snack after a wonderful swim with our realtor Steven and his partner Claudia.

I loved swimming in Lake Bacalar, but the water of Cenote Azul was liquid light. It felt like swimming in an ancient Mayan site sans the sacrificial virgins.

Cenote Azul

Lisa relaxes

Claudia & Steven

Snacking after a swim

One Response to “Cenote Azul”

  1. Lisa March 9, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    The cenote was a delight. The water was as clear as the luguna. Steven took me to a part where you can climb trees to jump or dive in from a significant height. The restaurant is right on the lake with a beautiful view. There were even some fish that people would feed. Overall, it was like whip cream on a sundae.


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