Deep in the Mexican jungle, lies an underwater cave called the Angelita Cenote. The pool is 200 feet deep and even contains a separate river that runs along the bottom on the underwater cave. This is due to the different levels of salinity in the water, causing denser water to sink to the bottom.
• Aries: Popocatépetl. Is an active volcano, located in the states of Puebla, México, and Morelos.
• Taurus: Cave of the Crystals. Is a cave in Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, México.
• Gemini: Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the state of Yucatán, México.
• Cancer: Arch of Cabo San Lucas. Is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas.
• Leo: Gran Desierto de Altar. Is one of the major sub-ecoregions of the Sonoran Desert, located in Sonora, México.
• Virgo: Lacandon Jungle. Is an area of rainforest which stretches from Chiapas, México.
• Libra: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Is a World Heritage Site containing most of the over-wintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. And is located in Michoacán, México.
• Scorpio: Sistema Sac Actun. Is a cenote located in Tulum, Quintana Roo, México.
• Sagittarius: Tequila Volcano. Is a volcano located near Tequila, Jalisco, in México. This volcano is not dangerous to its nearby communities, which are famous for producing tequila.
• Capricorn: Nevado de Toluca. Is a large stratovolcano in Texcaltitlán, México, México.
• Aquarius: Hierve el Agua. Is a set of natural rock formations in the Mexican state of Oaxaca that resemble cascades of water.
• Pisces: Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park. Is off the coast of the island of Cozumel in the state of Quintana Roo, México.
Watching snorkelers at the surface while we complete a cavern dive at Dos Ojos cenote near Playa del Carmen. Beautiful rays of light shine through the crystal clear water with nearly unlimited visibility.
Dzibilchaltun is in the north of Yucatán, about 22km from the sea.
The site may have been chosen to be as close as possible to the
coastal salt-producing region. The terrain between Dzibilchaltun and
the sea is bare rock & mangrove swamps, not really suitable for
habitation. Dzibilchaltun’s soil is fertile & habitable enough.
Also, Cenote Xlakah may have been a factor in the choice of site, as
it provides clean drinking water. It was also used as the centre of
a religious cult.
The site was continously occupied for 1000’s of years – apparently
as far back as 1000 BC. However, its size fluctuated during that
time, between medium-sized city & small town.
The most famous structure is the Temple of the Seven Dolls, connected
to the rest of the site by a sacbe. It is called that because
7 small effigies were found when the temple was discovered.
Temple of the Seven Dolls.
There is also a ruined church, built by the Spanish in the 1500′s.