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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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Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an incredible site and unique experience. Would be the most tranquil place in the world if there weren't another 100 people in there with you. Maybe we just went at a busy time. Either way I would definitely recommend it as an add...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a few hours. It is beautiful and a great place to cool off. I recommend jumping off the highest place they allow, it makes for a great experience. It wasn't too crowded when we went so it was amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to visit a real cenote whilst in Mexico. This visit was part of a tour to Chichen Itza. The cenote was very crowded (time of year, popularity etc). Lots of people crowded at the entrance to and from the water, it was difficult...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to its proximity to Chichen Itza, this cenote is very convenient to combine with the visit to the archeological site. However you won't be the only one with the bright idea. Tourist buses from Chichen Itza go there too. You actually can buy the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Monday around 10:30am after seeing Chichen Itza from 8am-10am. Beat the crowd. You can rent life jackets and lockers up top. The life jacket made staying in the water more enjoyable because you don’t have to tread water the entire time. There’s...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and the cenote are very nice. The cenote is 18 meterd deep and the water another 50 meters. Changing rooms are available. Lockers (30 pesos) and life vests (also 30 pesos) are available as are showers. The stairs can be pretty slippery so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a huge expectations because of the reviews I read. I was really dissaponted when I got there, thousands of people swimming in that green contaminated water that smells like sewer! Horrible experience. The cenote is beautiful but is not well maintained. I heard...More

1  Thank MTY_Cancun
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking around Chichen Itza we stopped at this cenote. Beautiful view from the top. They have a changing room and lockers available for pay. Water was wonderfully cool after being in the heat. Water shoes or good sandals recommended, the rock stairs can be...More

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... but you should be sure to arrive prior to the busses from the cruise ships ... at 11am at the latest. The water is cool, clear and fresh, and there are possibilities to both climbing in and jumping in (up to 16 feet) ......More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool cenote To visit, I would try to get there around noon beat the tour bus crowd. Very reasonably priced, and clean

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niamunna
24 July 2018|
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Response from Miguel A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, few minutes on car
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Monica M
12 May 2018|
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Hola, buenas tardes Monica. Si aún no sabes que cenote visitar te podemos ayudar con un Tour de Cenotes. Los cenotes de Santa Barbara un recorrido infalible por el estado, nos alegra tu próxima visita.
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Miku F
8 April 2018|
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Response from Katherine K | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour so I can’t help you with the cost for a taxi.
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