Cenotes Zapote Prehistoric Park

Cenotes Zapote Prehistoric Park



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Hells Bells...

Stalactites, stalagmites and others structures present in the caves are known as speleothems. Their training is usually attributed to processes physical, specifically dissolution, runoff and the mineral water tank in the cave.

At Cenote Zapote Ecopark, discovered a unique type of speleothem, a mineral formation that grew underwater thanks to the helps bacteria and archaea.


They are found between 30 to 38 meters deep in fresh water, stratified water characterized by a body of fresh water on a column of salty water. Above the halocline, between and above that of hydrogen sulfide

They are hanging bell-shaped structures or trumpet reaching a height of more than two meters and a diameter between 80 centimeters and more at its widest part.

Our history

They grew completely underwater, something unique between speleothems. They discovered that a guy lived in the bells bacteria that were not present in the cenote water or to other depths

It is the first time that this type of formations in Mexico. Due to its size and origin microbiological can be said to be the most biotem great in the world. This type of underwater growth had only been detected on rare occasions with a smaller size in caves in Nuevo Mexico, Spain, Germany and in the Alps ...

Xilbabaonyx Oviceps

A giant sloth found in Cenotes Zapote