Exploring Cenote Burrodromo in Mayakoba
We visited as a guest of Mayakoba
It has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl to explore a cenote in Mexico. When I learned that I would be going to visit Mayakoba that is located in the Yucatan peninsula, that is home to the largest amount of cenotes, I knew I couldn’t leave without visiting one. There was so much to see and do in Mayakoba that I didn’t have time in my schedule to drive to see one of the popular cenotes in the area.
While I was shopping with my daughter around El Pueblito (authentic Mexican plaza), someone told me that there was Cenote Burrodromo just a short walk away from the town.
I was overwhelmed with delight, and once we were done shopping at El Pueblito, the Mayakoba shuttle driver directed us to the location of Cenote Burrodromo in Mayakoba.
What is a cenote? They are sinkholes that are created from the collapsing limestone and has beautiful turquoise water inside. There are thousands of cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula, and some are deep enough to swim, and scuba drive through underwater tunnel systems, but Cenote Burrodromo in Mayakoba is not a deep enough to allow swimming.
Cenote Burrodromo is a ‘named cenote’ within Mayakoba. It is one of several in the area, but the only one that is explorable. In times gone by, local farmers kept their donkey’s here (that’s a drinking trough, nearby), hence the name ‘Burrodromo.’
The cenote in Mayakoba was just about a five-minute walk from El Pueblito. When we arrived at the opening of the cenote, there was a massive banyan tree at the opening. It was one of the most beautiful trees that I have seen. There was a small staircase that we slowly walked down into the cenote.
Once inside the cenote, it was one of the most beautiful sights of my lifetime. As I shined my cellphone flashlight into the cenote, I could see thousands of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We could hear bats flying around the caves, and we were able to walk right up to where the water started to look further into the cenote.
We had to be very careful, walked slowly around the cenote and were not allowed to touch anything to preserve this natural treasure. We captured many photos, but none of them fully captured the true beauty of this natural creation.
Our time visiting the cenote in Mayakoba was one of the highlights of our visit to Mayakoba. Cenote Burrodromo is open from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Guest are not allowed to enter the cenote without a guide. Learn more about visiting Mayakoba with your family online, Facebook, and Twitter.
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