Tourists flock to Yucatan's unique geography

02/23/2007 | NYTimes.com

In the middle of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula lies a vaulted cavern called the Cenote Dzitnup, which has become a tourist draw for its otherworldly feel. "Cenotes are to the Yucatan Peninsula what the Alps are to Switzerland," said Sam Meacham, director of a nonprofit scientific and educational organization based in Playa del Carmen. "Similar features exist in other parts of the world; however, not in the abundance or natural beauty that we have here."

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