WELCOME TO XIBALBA, THE MAYA UNDERWORLD
Since past times cenotes have been places of great significance for the Mayan culture. They represent portals to the underworld, better known as Xibalbá, a mystic place where gods, ancestors, and supernatural beings resided. They were also used for rituals and ceremonies where they presented tributes to the gods.
Even up to this day, the cenotes play a big role in the lives of the Maya, and they are considered sacred places where one can communicate with spirtis or the deceased.
Whenever we enter them, it is custom to ask permission to the spirits residing there to give us safe passage.