However, the heat and humidity will soon wear you out so on the way back you should call in at a cenote
Hundreds of pieces of copal, many shaped like maize ears or molded like maize kernels and placed among jade beads in offering dishes called "arrays," have been found in the cenote
of sacrifice at Chichen Itza.
Beeker and several colleagues traveled to the site by helicopter last week to investigate the area around a cenote
, or natural well, that the Indiana archeologist has been studying for several months.
Among other exceptional finds from the Sacred Cenote
(sink hole) at Chichen Itza is the gold foil depicting combat in boats (difficult to make out even with Tatiana Proskouriakoff's drawing here) and, also from Chichen Itza, A.
It's a sight to behold, out-doing the old Maya ruins of Coba - another day trip that takes in the caves of Aktunchen and allowed us to swim in a cenote
, enticing freshwater sinkholes that reflect a kaleidoscope of colour.
Also check out the Sacred Cenote
Not far from it is the Cenote
Azul, the country's largest cenote
(sinkhole), which the locals claim is the biggest in the known Maya world.
The village is built upon a cenote
, a large underground fresh-water lagoon.
3]) of palygorskite had been removed from a mine at the bottom of the cenote
in the centre of the town (Arnold & Bohor 1975; 1976), and informants reported that during the last third of the twentieth century, the cenote
continued as a source of sak lu'um that was sold widely for medicinal purposes (Arnold 2005).
The excursion is built around the natural attractions of the ejido (communal land) like the lake, cave, cenote
(sinkhole) and cliffs, all of which lend themselves to adventure activities.
He and his co-workers believe the cenote
pattern formed as the crater rim collapsed over millions of years, causing cracks to develop in the overlying limestone rock.
Thompson's dredging for treasure in the Sacred Cenote