Sagrado Cenote a secret hide away ~ An underwater cave in the Jungle ~Ikil Cenote, Chichen Itza, Mexico. For the ancient Mayas the cenotes were sagred. The cenotes represented the entrance to the underworld. Cenotes were also the only resource for fresh, sweet water in the local Yucatan jungle. Some of the ancient Cenotes were used by the Mayas for offerings and religious ceremonies.