Yalahau Cenote in Holbox Mexico

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Just 30 minutes by boat from Holbox is Yalahau cenote, a place with fresh water, according to the legends have strange properties, saying that when people immersed there, will feel like having less than 10 years.

This point was long the largest source of fresh water for the island of Holbox, but today is a beautiful tourist stop, part of a protected nature reserve.

In ancient times this cenote was very important for fishermens because after a hard day refreshed themselves here, but was also an important harbor for Maya traders.

This cenote its a large natural pool where fresh water springs, surrounded by plants, trees and shrubs, you can appreciate them from the top of the gazebo here.

In addition this small island was also a haven for pirates, as Francisco de Molas, who lived here for just over 40 years and would not let anyone try to draw water from the cenote, where it was decided to bury their great treasure; legend says that he asked help to one of his employes to bury the treasure, after finishing work, like this person knew where he had been the treasure, he ordered to cut his head, its said that at night you can see the head of that unfortunate person just above the place where the treasure was hidden.

Today tourists can visit the island and enjoy delicious snacks in the palapa that was installed shortly before reaching the eye of water can also be a dip in the cool waters of the cenote.

It is important to know that there are no shops or restaurants, so if you have a family picnic, which will be necesary to bring your snacks and food before leaving Holbox.

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