Ik-Kil Cenote – Mexico
The Ik Kil Cenote is located a roughly two miles from the famed Chichen Itza ruins. Around 120 foot deep, Ik Kil has awe-inspiring characteristics, where the sunlight from 85 feet above filters through holes in the ground and rich green vegetation. A staircase meanders down into the sanctuary allowing visitors to wade through the azure waters. Known as “the Sacred Blue Cenote”, the fresh water is an unusual clear turquoise blue and is always at a comfortable 26 Celcius. Ik Kil is a wonderful fusion of land and water that can occur over millions of years.
Kawasan Falls – The Philippines
This breathtaking landmark is located south of Moalboal. Although the water at the falls are icy cold, it is quite refreshing. Tourists can rent bamboo rafts with guided tours. At Kawasan Falls, it is actually recommended that you make use of the guided tours as the trek from the water to the falls can be very tricky. But once there, you will be amazed by the sheer enormity of this natural landmark. The guides typically manoeuvre rafts to pass under some rocks then under the falls. Once you reach the falls, you can actually experience the most natural shower you’ll ever encounter – but beware – the water is very cold and the downpour quite harsh, so sensitive tourists should perhaps stick to capturing the beauty on film!