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Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97753, Mexico
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+52 985 851 0002
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft)...

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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Amazing but the crowds let it down

I can understand why every tour bus stops here, its amazing but all the crowds ruin it. WE stopped here on the way to Chichen Itza and had a swim which was great. but couldnt gt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can understand why every tour bus stops here, its amazing but all the crowds ruin it. WE stopped here on the way to Chichen Itza and had a swim which was great. but couldnt gt any good photos due to the crowds. I would still recommend coming here but come early or late to beat the crowds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It takes several steps to get down to the cenote. Has a popular diving platform. Lots of little catfish swimming around you. Worth a quick visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Cenote was one of my favorites! Truly gorgeous with the vines hanging down and the cool water to jump into from the hot mexican sun. Definitely wish we werent on a time crunch and could have had more time. Its so close to Chichen Itza that its easy to do all in one day but definitely plan on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit in addition to the Mayan ruins. We went late in the afternoon, at around 3.30pm, and it was extremely busy. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our swim in the cenote, once we had managed to navigate the hoards of people exiting and entering the pool. If you want to avoid the scrum, I would suggest going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super cool location and experience. Definitely must visit after spending a hot day at Chichen Itza. Amazing opportunity to swim in such place. My 13y old daughter was enjoyed to jump from cliffs. The water is cold ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a long hot day at chichen itza our tour guide drove us here! About $7 us and worth it! So cool and can jump from cliffs! Amazing! A must must must see!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 11year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed jumping and diving into this 150ft deep well and we were so pleased we stopped off here. Look out for the warriors on the exit who will happily pose for photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sink hole is amazing the tour told us is was going to be cold and I doubted it but when I jumped in it was the most refreshing water I have been in if you are in Cancun I defiantly recommend it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just beautiful, and the Cenote itself is very impressive. Unfortunately, it has a large touristic complex built around it, with droves of buses and crowds. Look up photos of the Cenote on Google and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. If you have the option, there are much less crowded Cenotes in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although, if you take one of the tours to the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza chances are you'll be afforded the opportunity whether you intended to go or not. After viewing the Sacred Cenote, the desire to jump into this sinkhole will only be enhanced and despite the crowds likely to be there, it is worth the trip even if... More 

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