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Mesoamerica

a region that extends from Southern North America to the central part of Central America

Sierra Madre Occidental

a mountain range to the west of the Plateau de Mexico

Sierra Madre Oriental

a mountain range to the east of the Plateau de Mexico

Plateau de Mexico

a high, flat area in Central America

Central Plateau

a high, flat area in the center of the Plateau de Mexico

Gulf of Mexico

a part of the Atlantic Ocean east of Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

an arm of land that sticks out into the Gulf of Mexico

peninsula

land that is nearly surrounded by water

cenote

natural wells on the Yucatan Peninsula

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