Cenotes & Wildlife

  • From crystaline cenotes to the Mayan jungle, the Yucatán peninsula offers an abundance of natural beauty to explore above ground, underground, and beyond.
    From crystaline cenotes to the Mayan jungle, the Yucatán peninsula offers an abundance of natural beauty to explore above ground, underground, and beyond.

Cenotes & Wildlife

Discover hidden beauty just below the surface

Dive into Yucatán’s natural wonders

Discover hidden beauty just below the surface

Dive into Yucatán’s natural wonders

Take a break from city life in Mérida and explore the natural wonders of the Yucatán, from rainbow-billed Toucans to fragrant orchids to lush jaguar preserves. For even the mild outdoor explorer, the unblemished beauty of the Yucatán is sure to inspire awe, if not a desire to dive head first into some of the most surreal spots on earth.

Above ground, flora and fauna flourish in the Yucatán’s natural ecological preserves. The Yucatán is home to some of the world’s most unique and colorful birds, flowers, reptiles, butterflies and mammals, including the jaguar, the “King of the Maya Jungle.”

Below ground, cenotes, freshwater natural springs, appear otherworldly. These fantastic underground rivers run for thousands of miles throughout the Yucatán and open up to turquoise waters that beg you to swim through them.

Swim, scuba dive, or snorkel in these crystal-clear waters filled with stalactite and stalagmite formations that light up like works of art. Or simply soak in the magical waters of these pristine “swimming holes.”