Rappel into Cenote Maya

We visited Cenote Maya as part two of an adventure trip with Altournative. A cenote is a “natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.” We got to repel into the cenote, descending from the earth into the cavernous structure with tree roots diving down into the water, and crystal clear fresh water below. It seems otherworldly. You can only bring a GoPro in if you have a harness for it, but they have some photographers down there taking candids the whole time. The downside, you have to pay for them. The upside, you’re helping employ some locals! And honestly, they did a great job at capturing great moments and most of the time we didn’t even know they were shooting. Altournative is a wonderful company because they are trying to better the Mayan community by benefited the economic, social, and cultural development of the area. They emply the locals, and teach them about sustainability so they can preserve the rainforest and historic ruins that surround them.

Tours: Altournative

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