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Address: Cancun Libre, Piste, Mexico
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One of the more beautiful and tranquile cenotes

We did not see Il Kil but this one must be as beautiful and much quieter of course. Therefore I think it is one of the more beautiful and tranquile cenotes. We were there at 3pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

although we had a number of cenotes to choice from in this area, after visiting Chichen Itza, we choose Yokdzonot because it was on our way back to Merida and the favourable reviews on TripAdvisor. We were delighted with the beautiful surrounding and the fact there were very few people there at that time so we had the entire cenote... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We did not see Il Kil but this one must be as beautiful and much quieter of course. Therefore I think it is one of the more beautiful and tranquile cenotes. We were there at 3pm and there were more locals (6) than tourists (4, us included)...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really cool spot. Careful on the stairs down. Perfect for a swim after a day at chitzen itza. Inexpensive and amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Cenote Yokdzonot is a beautiful cenote for swimming. Operated by residents of the local village, it is not crowded or filled with lots of tourists. No waiting. No standing in line. I bought my ticket (60 pesos) and went swimming. Cool water. Very safe. Very beautiful. Just 10 minutes west of Pista. It was recommended by two different hotel staff... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is as far as we can see a typical cenote and is managed by local people, who are very friendly and run a good, cheap restaurant on the site (we just had a limonada). We had great pleasure in walking down the steep but manageable path to the water's edge and having a refreshing swim while swallows swooped overhead.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a wonderful place this is. Not only can you swim in the cool, clear deep waters of the cenote, you can have lunch, cooked by the local women of Yokdzonot after your swim. Lunch was delicious as was the lemonade. The surroundings are being planted up with all kinds of plants and trees and, in a few years time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Wonderful and not over crowded. This denote is also very deep and you cannot see the bottom. But i did feel safe at all times.The staff don't speak a lot of english they understand maybe 5 words. They do offer the use of googles and snorkels free of charge. They also have a little kayak that you can use around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beware its cold water when you dive in - fantastic watching the house martins flying round and round in circles catching insects. Remember that most of the locals cannot swim - so careful how you approach the platforms. From the gate go left , not right (it is the hardest way).

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our tour guide at Chichen Itza recommended this particular cenote to us. If you google it you can find out a little more about the background. We had the cenote to ourselves which was lovely! We all swam and there are plenty of lifevests available. It's 45 metres deep (!!) very clear, and full of fish which the kids loved.... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I got to Chichen Itza in the afternoon and rather than paying admission for only an hour at the ruins, I asked which cenote to go swim in. They said Ik Nil was closer but more crowded, and so I took a taxi for 10 more minutes and came here (they waited while I swam -- 300 pesos round trip,... More 

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