Wide, sandy beaches lined with palm trees are fine and good, but on some days we want a little more exotic and adventure feeling. This urge can be satisfied with the following bathing caves as incomparable as it is simple: We will show you the 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BATHING CAVES IN THE WORLD!
Cenote Xkeken (Yucatán, Mexico)
Cenotes are limestone holes that were created by the collapse of cave ceilings and have filled up with freshwater over time – perfect for splashing around! The up to six meters deep Cenote Xkeken near Valladolid in Yucatán (Mexico) roofs your swimming and snorkelling experience with a sky of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites that cast magical light effects on the water through the penetrating sunlight – unforgettable!
Cenote Ik Kil (Yucatán, Mexico)
This bathing paradise is part of the archaeological park of the same name near Chichen Itza. The spectacular backdrop, which combines impressive rock formations with green nature, even consoles the crowds that pilgrimage there every day. Definitely worth a trip!
Algar de Benagil (Algarve, Portugal)
The cave on the sandy Praia de Benagil beach can be reached by boat, but it is also very easy to “swim” around the rocks. As the small bathing paradise is one of the most popular sights in the region, it can get crowded here, but the incredible view clearly consoles this small shortcoming!
Grand Cenote (Tulum, Mexico)
Not only hardworking Instagram users, but active snorkelers will also get their money’s worth thanks to the magical cave backdrop and the colourful underwater world that shimmers through the clear water of the Grand Cenote. This place is very popular with tourists, but second side access to the water provides the necessary bit of peace and seclusion.