take a dip on the wild side
Mexico has no shortage of beautiful beaches and pinch-yourself infinity pools, but sometimes you want something a bit more adventurous. To escape the sun loungers and step back in time, take a dip in one of Mexico's many hidden cenotes.
These mysterious caves and magical jungle pools are unlike anywhere else on earth. Even the best hotels in Mexico can’t match the cenotes for dramatic scenery, wildlife and history. The Mayans revered the cenotes – in fact, the name cenote even means ‘sacred well’ – and these pools were a valuable source of fresh water, as well as the centre for some rituals. And, as you leap (or gingerly dip a toe) into the waters, it does feel like an almost spiritual experience.
So if you’re seeking something truly awe inspiring – or just want to cool down on a hot day – make a beeline for our favourite cenotes: