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The Palacio de Bellas Artes, or palace of Fine Arts, is a world-famous cultural centre that has hosted some of the most notable events in dance, opera, music, theatre and literature. They are also well known for their exhibitions spanning painting, sculpture and photography. A must-see when in Mexico City!
Cenotes (pronounced sen-oh-tays) are fresh-water-filled sinkholes, formed by the gradual erosion of the limestone rocks – they’re like mini natural swimming pools in the middle of nowhere. Open-air cenotes offer magical diving opportunities: you’ll float through crystal-clear water into eerie caverns and clouds of tiny fish, while sunlight streams down into the depths. The surrounding rocks and tangled jungle vines make excellent diving platforms too.
Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan ruin in Mexico, and being located close to the tourist hub of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo, it’s one of the easiest historic sites to visit. The ancient city is dominated by the towering El Castillo temple, which was the centre of what was one of the most powerful Mayan kingdoms in Central America.