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Nohoch Nah Chich and Sac Actun in these two cenotes

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In addition to the remarkable natural beauty of Nohoch Nah Chich and Sac Actun in these two cenotes located in Rancho San Felipe, in the Maya community of Yax Muul, the warmth of its people are perceived in the environment, especially at the end of the intrepid journey through the jungle.

Arrival at the beginning of an adventure in the style of a big Hollywood film production, that only the most intrepid and brave they are capable. The path begins with a tour through the jungle on top of a 4x4 vehicle to reach the first stop on the Nohoch Nah Chich cenote, where you can snorkel or just observe the beauty.

Nohoch Nah Chich system, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Which in Maya means "House of Big Bird." It was discovered in 1988 and for many years was the system's longest underwater cave world. Located 3 km from the Caribbean coast, south of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo state, this cave is known for its spectacular passage upstream backbone, leading to the explorers through nearly two miles. Nohoch Nah Chich is a cave system that connects the Caribbean Sea through the gap Tancah, has a length of 61, 142 meters long and 71.6 meters deep. It is also known as Sac Actún
As the sea caves of this size are rare underground, the development of this system over thousands of years provides an interesting history. Many unique factors played a key role in the creation of sinks in the area and eventually the underground rivers. The close of the Yucatan peninsula, known as the remains of the Riviera Maya rests on a base of porous limestone, a material that easily allows the rain water enters the caves. Meanwhile, the rainforest of the Yucatan peninsula attracts considerable rainfall, which drain into the Caribbean Sea.

After the water passes through limestone and is moving slowly towards the east, relatively flat ground near the line encourages the creation of sinks - known as cenotes for scientists and divers. Below ground, the water becomes slightly acidic and dissolves the rock as it moves, carving the caves. In fact, these unique ecological elements were also responsible for the underground cave system in the world's largest - Ox Bel Ha system of 145 kilometers, also located in the Riviera Maya

live an unforgettable snorkeling adventure into the fresh waters of the underground rivers, swimming deep inside the caverns where you will see amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites both above and below the surface of the crystal clear water. You will then be transported to "Heavens Gate", another entrance to this beautiful underground river system

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