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New discoveries shed light on the ‘first Yucatecos’

The discovery of pre-historic human remains near Tulum sheds light on the origins of Yucatán's first inhabitants. 

Rare 1,000-year-old canoe found in cenote near Chichén Itzá

A wooden canoe used by the ancient Maya and believed to be over 1,000 years old was found underwater during the...

Scientists discover a massive underground cave network in Yucatán

The cave system extends from the Chuy Ha Cenote, in the municipality of Kaua, to the Aktun Kaab dry cave, in Santa Rita — which is roughly 85 kilometers away in a straight line. 

More remains of the world’s largest shark found in the depths...

The megalodon, or “big tooth” is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 2.3 to 3.6 million years ago from the early Miocene to the Pliocene periods.

People of Homún awarded Lion Heart award for their fight against...

The recognition comes as Homún continues to fight against pig farms which locals say produce dangerous levels of pollutants that seep into their groundwater. 

Kantunil’s new tourist attraction — the ‘rabbit cenote’

With the new improvements, locals are hoping that visitors from surrounding communities and abroad begin to visit their town and cenote in larger numbers.

Looters target Yucatán cenotes in hopes of finding ancient treasure

The sacking of archaeological has become a serious issue, especially in the sparsely populated south of Yucatán.

Sinkhole appears in Mérida home’s backyard, but family is staying put

The sinkhole revealed a cave system below, but it is still not known how large it is or if other parts of the property are also in danger of caving in.

An obscure cenote is suddenly the talk of Tixkokob

A suddenly popular cenote has given residents of Tixkokob something to talk about. Photo: Facebook / Somos de Tixkokob

Supreme court shuts down massive pig farm in Yucatán

The court found that the large pig farm was causing unacceptable levels of pollution and risked catastrophic damage to the region's water supply.

New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.

New pig farm threatens cenotes and indigenous communities in Yucatán

Environmentalists argue that the construction of a large industrial pig farm within Yucatán’s Cenote Ring could create disastrous levels of contaminants.

Parents say 16-year-old’s drowning in cenote could have been prevented

Cenote Azul in Sacalaca Quintana Roo. Photo: Courtesy The parents of a 16-year-old boy who drowned last Saturday...

More CFE meters dredged from the bottom of a cenote

Volunteers cleaning the cenote found 95 CFE electrical meters but said that more could still be down there. Photo: Courtesy.

Climate change could put Yucatán’s water supply in jeopardy

Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photography: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Scientists in Yucatán warn that within a...

Great depths of love in Yucatán cenote wedding

The couple exchanged their vows using signs saying “I do.” Photo: Courtesy A well-dressed couple from Spain exchanged...

Horse kicks and injures tourist at cenote attraction

A horse pulls tourists for a tour of Cuzamá, Yucatán, in this 2010 file photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Freediver Lemus beats own world record in cenote Ucil

Despite the dangers, Yucatán’s cenotes continue to attract a growing number of freedivers. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Over 10 tons of garbage removed from 35 cenotes

Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Some of Yucatán's treasured cenotes continue to...

Cenote dumping ground for 112 electric meters found by divers

A cleanup of the Chen Ha cenote in Kopomá revealed more than ordinary trash and animal remains....

The lure of red ocher could explain human skeletons in Yucatan’s...

Divers found evidence that humans around 12,000 to 14,000 years ago took huge risks while searching for iron-rich red ocher, which...

Divers take home top awards after capturing amazing cenote images

"Diver in the Magic Temple" took home the gold in an underwater photo competition. Photo: Courtesy Photos of...

Festival celebrates sustainable cenote diving and Yucatan communities

Photo: Getty A new three-day diving event that promotes cenote conservation and respect for surrounding communities begins Friday...

Shark tooth fossils, millions of years old, found in Merida cenote

At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.