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ecological park of caves and cenotes

CENOTES

Kantun-Chi, "Yellow Stone Mouth" (in Mayan language) is a semi-open cenote with an estimated depth of 1 to 12 meters.

Saskaleen Ha, "Transparent Water", is one of the biggest cenotes of the property.  Like Kantun-Chi, it is semi-open and has an estimated depth of 1 to 6 meters.

Uchben Ha, "Old Water", is a cenote discovered by Heaven.  Near it you will find the majestic motmot bird.  Its maximum depth is 4 meters.

Zacil Ha, "Clear Water", is a wonderful cave cenote with an entrance that will give you access to its incredible crystal clear waters.

Zihil Ha, “Reborn from the Water”, is an open cenote where you will find the rich beauty of the flora and great vegetation, which make this cenote a paradise.

Subterranean River

It is a system with impressive formations of speleothems such as: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, anti-stalagmites, curtains, and helictites as well as two incredible underground cenotes of crystalline waters.  Stalactites are formed by filtration of the water that originates thanks to the cracks in the ground (roof of the cave).  The calcium filtration creates small tubes over a long period of time.  In fact, one centimeter of these tubes takes approximately 100 years for nature to create.  Stalagmites grow from the floor to the ceiling with the help of water dripping from the stalactites.  Eventually, the stalactites and stalagmites join together, creating the columns.  The internal drip is interrupted and the water that penetrates through the walls is responsible for forming the structure.   Anti-stalagmite or conulites occur when water drops fall on detritic sediments, creating holes.  Curtains are formed with the passage of water rich in calcium carbonate, which evaporates when the minerals settle.  Helictites need a constant source of water, grow in any direction, and various factors influence their formation.

 

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