The Kankirixché Cenote is a beautiful sinkhole localed in Abalá, Yucatan.
Kankirixché, which in mayan translates to "Tree of Yellow Fruit," is a semi-open cenote with cristalline waters for swimming, snorkeling or diving!
Its chamber is stunning thanks to the roots of the trees and stalactites.
Kankirixché is surrounded by lush vegetation, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.
A horse gently pulls an old mining cart deep into the forest. It comes to a stop at a hole in the ground with a wooden staircase leading down. The staircase wraps back and forth, climbing 40 feet down into a small crevice. At the bottom of this fissure, a small pool awaits with pitch-black water.
Want to climb in? If not, don’t be worried. You’ll have the chance to swim at two other underground watering holes – known as cenotes. They aren’t quite so intimidating but are equally as beautiful.
The first cenote (Tzapakal) is the narrow, deep crevice described above. Next to it, a second one (Santa Cruz) has a wider entrance with a gentle slope leading down to a shallow pool. More family-friendly. At the last stop (Chelentun), a deep cenote opens up to a large cavern and you can swim in the water which rivals the size of an Olympic swimming pool!
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