A cenote is a natural pit or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater, found throughout the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Some are large, open-water pools while others are small cracks in the earth. The cenotes were the water source for the ancient Maya; today they’re a popular tourist attraction for swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers. And there are options for scuba diving in the cenotes for all levels of certified divers. I’ll explain the different options and what to consider.
The main strip in Tulum has no shortage of restaurants, but they cater to tourists with overpriced drinks, and American-style hamburgers. Luckily it’s easy to find more affordable local restaurants if you veer off slightly onto a side road or follow the main street just past the main tourist area. If you’re trying to figure out where to eat in Tulum, check out my top 4 recommendations for tacos and seafood.