Meet the other side of Puerto Morelos.
Have you ever heard of the Chicxulub ring? The ring of cenotes that, according to some studies, surrounds the impact of the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs more than 70 million years ago. These cenotes were very important for the Maya, since they were considered sacred places; in the cenotes the Mayans carried out different types of rituals, besides that they considered them like the door to the underworld.
Near Puerto Morelos there is an astonishing cenote corridor that extends approximately 35 km towards Leona Vicario. This corridor is better known as “The Cenote Trail” where you can find a great variety of underground rivers connected to each other.
Among the activities you can do in these cenotes are: snorkeling, diving, zip line, cycling, abseiling, off-road excursions, diving, and of course, relax in the middle of nature; as well as restaurants and souvenir shops on the way and inside the cenotes. It is important to mention that some of them have entry costs ranging from 80 pesos to 300 pesos per person.
Making this route is very easy, all you have to do is pack your things, prepare your bathing suit, take the highway to Puerto Morelos and follow the signs that will guide you through the Route of the Cenotes.
If you travel from Cancun, the route of the cenotes will be about 35km away and you will see it from your right side, if on the other hand you come from Playa del Carmen drive towards Cancún and reach the roundabout and turn around as if you were back to Playa del Carmen, you move less than a mile and you will find the entrance on your right.
Some of the cenotes you can visit are:
Cenote Las Mojarras
Cenote Siete Bocas
Cenote Boca del puma
Cenote Verde Lucero
La Noria (Tres Reyes)
We are sure that, like us, you will be fascinated by the magic of this route. The crystal clear water, and the tranquility that emanates these places, will make you understand why these places were so important, and sacred, for our ancestors.
Finally, we would like to remind you that these are ecological places, so it is important to cooperate by using biodegradable sun blocker, and not contaminating the natural areas with garbage.
Prepare your things, and get ready to follow the fascinating Cenotes Trail!
About the author…
Laura Torres is a Psychologist with experience in digital marketing and human resources, passionate about tourism, advertising, gastronomy, cultural diversity and extreme sports such as diving with sharks and sky dive. Lover of independent cinema, literature, writing, photography and music. Creative and curious to experience new things constantly. She has directed digital marketing strategies for different brands in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. She has been a social network consultant for more than 30 brands in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos, among them The Baja California Sur Tourism Promotion Trust, the Tourism Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya and the Association of Real Estate Professionals of Playa del Carmen.
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