Cenotes Urbanos started in 2018 as an initiative to achieve the conservation of the underground ecosystems of Playa del Carmen, through the social appropriation of them.

Throughout almost five years, Cenotes Urbanos is now consolidated as a recognized collective with the participation of more than 200 volunteers focused on the development of speleology and citizen science as tools for the conservation of caves and cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the involment of the local community.

Sustainable Development Goals


Unión Mexicana de Agrupaciones Espeleológicas

Environmental Actions


Cleaning campaigns of poluted caves and cenotes
Disseminating citizen science and speleology as tools for environmental preservation
Educational programs on relevance of the Mayan Acuifer and the surronding cave and cenote systems
Exploration and cartography of caves and cenotes
Promotion of open social talks related with nature, sustainability and environmental actions
Protection of fragile karstic environments
Research on endangered species on ground and on water related with jungle, caves and cenotes



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Feb 19, 2023
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