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cenote

[sə′nōd·ē]
(civil engineering)
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You can walk from cenote Cape-Ha next to an outdoor fire pit restaurant called Safari.
Researchers say they found 248 cenotes at the 347-km cave system known as Sac Actun, near the beach resort of Tulum.
Researchers with the Great Mayan Aquifer Project discovered the ChichAaAaAe ItzAaAaAeA passageway and explored it through electrical tomography hopi to discover cenotes, or water-filled caves, underneath the Kukulcan pyramid.
This 5-star resort on the eastern seaboard of the Yucatan Peninsula is something special: a village of 120 elegant and private villas built around a commanding and beautiful Asian-inspired complex, within which flows a blue-green lagoon that connects to cenotes, the scared subterranean chambers where fresh water meets the sea.
Water for wildlife is scarce during the dry season with the only water sources being "cenotes": water holes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.
These ecosystems included deep (10-340m) and shallow (<10m) lakes (Table 1a), "cenotes" (sinkholes), coastal lagoons, ponds, rivers, and wetlands (Table 1b).
Already her sport has taken her around the world, most recently to Mexico's stunning cenotes.
Into these sacred wells, or Cenotes, offerings to the gods were made, such as gold and jade statues.