The Yucatan Peninsula: an Ultimate Cave Diving Experience

Recent investigations in the caves of Sac Actun revealed a ritual pilgrimage center and possible link between the prehistoric inhabitants of the area with the Mayan cosmology, reported the archaeologist Guillermo de Anda.

The Yucatan Peninsula is a hot spot for espeleology enthusiasts.

Fossils of mammoths and other prehistoric animals were recently discovered in the world´s largest network of underground rives some   , making this aquatic cemetery a very desired visit. The number of tourists that enjoy cave diving has tripled this year compared to 2014, Jacinto Pat said.

Thus, the average of daily visitors to the cenotes to practice this sport has reached 120. “The numbers are much higher that what we had expected, most tourists are Europeans looking to dive and, also like to take some time out to visit the museum” Kinil Maas declared.


The service providers recognize that the number of visits has surpassed their own expectations, and based on sampling surveys, 93% of tourists from Europe and the United States, said that they would like to return to the world’s largest underground river.


Entrepreneurs of this sector ensure that, besides promoting tourism, the findings in these caverns can represent a working opportunity for many people living in the Tulum area.


The cenotes found in the Riviera Maya generate over a thousand direct and indirect jobs, with young people coming mainly from different locations in the Southeast and Midwestern part of the country” said the interviewee.

“The number of tourists increased three times during Easter 2015, compared with the same period last year, which suggests the impact it has had on the world one of the few sites with prehistoric presence in America.