President Charles Barrett announce that on March 24, 2012, DHS Holding signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire 40 acres of land. It is anticipated that this area will be delegated an
EPZ Zone status. This land will be a primary destination in the area bordering Belize and Mexico. (map).
The Cenote Falls complex will include family friendly restaurants and activities that will complement the 50,000 square foot hotel and casino.
Cenote - (SEH–NOH–TEH) is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.
Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, to mean any location with accessible groundwater. A natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayans.
The widely distributed cenotes are the only perennial source of potable quality water and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the Yucatán Peninsula. Major Maya settlements required access to adequate water supplies, and therefore cities were built around these natural wells.
Some cenotes played an important role in Maya rites. Believing that these pools were gateways to the afterlife, the Maya sometimes threw valuable items into them. The discovery of golden sacrificial artifacts in some cenotes led to the archaeological exploration of most cenotes in the first part of the 20th century, including the discovery of human skeletons and sacrificial objects confirming a local legend, the Cult of the Cenote, involving human sacrifice to the rain god Chaac by ritual casting of victims and objects into the cenote.