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Cenote Ik kil

Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 50 metres (164 ft) deep.There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote. The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site. Red Bull Diving Competition Ik Kil was a stop on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2010, 2011 and 2014
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  • Average9%
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Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful ! Lovely warm water ,and a lovely little restaurant. Could spend hours just lazing in the water - 50m deep in places !

Thank Mitch E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ik Kil Cenote through Cancun Passion's Chichen Itza + Ik Kil Cenote day tour, which we highly recommend. We went to the cenote already wearing our swimsuit under our clothes, so we didn't have to waste time in the dressing room. Quickly got...More

Thank SynthiaM06
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked small from the top but when we reached at the bottom, it was very large. Make sure to swim in the water as it is a great experience. Water is super clear and not so cold. However, there was not enough light to see...More

Thank Touchstone11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as part of a longer tour including the nearby Chichen Itza. The Cenote is a large water filled hole in the ground fed by an underground river flowing through the limestone. The water is 59ft below the ground and is accessible by...More

Thank BishopX41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wonderful. To my taste a little bit touristy. If you are looking for a more virgin cenote better don't come here, but it's still enjoyable and huge enough to don't feel overwhelmed. Be very careful with your belongings... it's common that they...More

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess many of us have seen pictures of "cenotes" in magazines or the web; however, they can't really show the majesty of these places. I came to Cenote Ik Kil as part of a tour from Costa Rica. The day was very hot and...More

Thank inside1058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cenote Ik-Kil is located 2 km away from Chichen Itza, on the highway to Valladolid. It is one of the most beautiful cenotes of Mexico and a very memorable experience! This is a must do activity for all tourists!!!! The cenote is open to the...More

Thank S P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fun but make sure the tour you take if you are going for a package deal allows you enough time at the venue. I personally think it’s a place you should visit on your own. So not to be under time constraint. Definitely worth...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing that you can do is swimming into the cenote , you have to pay for the life jacket and if you go with a tour the time for swimming is limited (around 1 hour) if you do not want to swim ,...More

Thank nannitaupn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last-minute stop our way to Chichen Itza. We are so glad we visited this Cenote because we got some pretty cool pictures. They let you jump into the water and it is perfectly safe. There are fish in the water. There were...More

Thank Helen F
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Lynz D
5 October 2017|
Response from Jaynalani | Reviewed this property |
Can I tell you something? I love that your son Missouri trying to recreate a Mexican salsa. This really made my heart soar, thank you. I wish I knew the recipe. I will definitely ask around for you.
Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from MauiSusan111 | Reviewed this property |
Just stairs! It is a fair number, but there are handrails as far as I remember. At the bottom you can jump into the water, or most people go down a rope type ladder. Water is cold but you acclimate pretty quickly.
Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from Michael_NV | Reviewed this property |
All stairs