Cenotes in the Riviera Maya are Chaak’s home. The god of life-giving rain. You visit one of the cenotes of the Mayan Riviera, and if you pay attention, you see him. You see the god when a ray of sunlight enters the mouth of the cenote and dances like fire on the delicate shapes of the surrounding stalactites. You witness his power as the entire cenote seems to light up, and below the surface, the waters turn a transparent turquoise blue. You see Chaak as he welcomes divers to the underworld with the halocline. So, when they go through a layer of water, suddenly everything blurs.
Chaak has the voice of the clear water of an underground Mayan River. However, the sound of the bubbles, the children’s voices that snorkel, some distant laughter, and the accents of other shores that mix in subtle harmony, silence the god that lives in the cenotes of the Mayan Riviera. In this way, he welcomes new visitors to show them the splendor of his abode.
These were the beliefs of the ancient Mayans, and we can understand them because the cenotes of the Riviera Maya show such incredible natural power that even today, we feel that they are enchanted, magical, and even prodigious places.
Let me tell their story. Take a look at the index that I have prepared to reveal the secrets of the Cenotes in the Riviera Maya.