An Opening Into Heaven
✈ Cancun, Mexico
In Cancun, I had met Ingrid at a beach, sitting there with her mother. We spent a lot of my time there together, and had a few experiences that’ll stay with me for the rest of my life. One of them was going to this place; a cenote.
It’s apparent that this place has been made available for tourists, with a nice set of stairs leading down the small crevice into the ground, and a platform conveniently placed just where the natural rooftop window projects a beam from the sun above. Even so, I was surprised at just how authentic and extraordinary this particular cave felt to me. Having been to a fair share of artificially lit and crafted caves around the world, I didn’t expect this fairground to be any different – but it was.
Maybe it was the company, or maybe it was the new take on the cave concept, with this naturally eroded space with a hole to the sky, but I thouroughly enjoyed this visit.
When going to Cancun, make sure that you get away from the luxurious resorts, hypnotically nice beaches and captivating mega parties for a while, and get a sample of natural sights like these cenotes. Life is more than Spring Break. ;)