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Cenote Ik kil
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Chichen Itzá, Cenote Ik Kil, Valladolid Premium...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was our first cenote stop while visiting the Yucatan. The cenote itself is pretty and nice to swim in. We had 3 young boys with us who found it to be a great adventure. The long stairway down is dramatic and builds the anticipation. We could not believe all the development around this one swimming hole -gift shop, restaurants, even bungalows to stay in. We went late in the day, just before closing, so could not fathom being there at the height of busy time. We enjoyed the experience and but recommend going as late or early as possible.

Thank shegaltravels
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This has to be the main st amazing cenote. Don’t forget to take your camera. From above you have know idea of the beauty waiting below. Depending on the time of day and how the sunlight streams through the rooftop 25 metres above the waters surface there are some glowing pictures to be taken. Enjoy a refreshing swim and you can even jump from a ledge metres above the water.

Thank SuiteAsOuzo
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

When we arrived at the Cenote around 1:30ish there was only one tour bus, when we left there were 15 and it was mobbed. Rent a car and drive to Chichen Itza early in the morning (we left at 7am from Playa de Carmen), have lunch at Oxtun restaurant (see other reviews) then head to the Cenote. You will be just ahead of the tour buses all day which makes for a different and more enjoyable experience. Bring swimsuits, snorkel or googles, towels, rent a life preserver so you aren’t treading water the whole time and you can relax tand float. The dressing facilities are nice, lockers available to rent. Have the local fruit popsicles afterwards: our group liked the tamarind, coconut, pineapple and grape. The Cenote is beautiful and so cool and refreshing after a hot morning at Chichen Itza. If you have a GoPro bring it for video of friends jumping off the stairs.

4  Thank Kimberly R
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is the most beautiful cenote we visited in Mexico. Chichen Itza is just a few kilometers away. Little advice - come early in the morning to avoid crowds.

There is a free parking in front of cenote.

If you are not swimmer you can get life jacket..but you have to swim in this cenote. Lay on your back and look “a hole in the sky”. You will not hear the crowd around but just silence. And you will see real beauty of this cenote when looking water that falls down the wine. Paradise.
Definitely a must see.

1  Thank Tijana S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This cenote provides all the beauty that is seen in the pictures, but it is also extremely crowded and a major tourist destination. The kids had a good time, but lots of people.

Thank Kevin B
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