- but the garden responds, applauds, and breaths. The area is small and it revitalises our spirit. It nourishes the earth. The waters which feed this man made cenote come from a very deep aquifer directly underneath the pool. Lucky we are for this water which moves across the peninsula in large, deep subterranean rivers, filling caverns from prehistoric times and at times bubbling up under the sea or in the coastal mangroves.
The water within Colonial wells use to be approximately 10 meters from ground level. Today they are deeper. This pool abuts a cavern which was discovered at the time of construction and the overflow waters and hard rains always disappear rapidly into the mysterious recesses of these caverns.