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Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil

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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico
Description: Parque Eco-Arqueologico de Ikil Ikil

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It is a natural pool. We wore life jackets and swam in the water for about 30min. The water temperature was comfortable, feels like 60-70 F. Many kids were jumping into the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is a natural pool. We wore life jackets and swam in the water for about 30min. The water temperature was comfortable, feels like 60-70 F. Many kids were jumping into the water that should also be a fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Arrived in early afternoon and lots of people here. They have lockers and life jackets for rent if you wish. Many families here with young children too. You are able to just take a swim or jump from a 25 foot platform. The water is crystal clear and there are many fish swimming around you. Worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Did this after chichen itza with our tour group. It was packed and loud, but that couldn't completely deter from the natural beauty. It was incredibly refreshing and relaxing when you could find a quiet spot to float and look at the sky. My friend got a little claustrophobic near the entrance because of all the people, but if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having never been to a cenote, I was unsure what to expect from visiting a sinkhole. The cenote Ik Kil is great place to stop on your way to Xichen Itza. The facilities cater to large groups and swimming in the cenote was great. Our tour buffet was a little disappointing as it was a not great attempt at appealing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very unique experience and despite the crowds (and losing my gopro in the water), it was a memorable experience. As another reviewer suggested, go early, and without a tour group if possible - then you can spend a bit more time. We went with a tour group and the place was crowded, which was frustrating because a... More 

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Blue Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Me and my boyfriend hit this place after going to Chichen Itza.Tip right off the bat: if you go to Chichen Itza, get your tickets there for this Cenote, you will save about 6 USD per person. We were glad we did when we saw the price at the entrance which was close to $15 USD per person. We got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's amazing how mother nature makes us feel so insignificant, when you behold one of its marvels. The Cenote is a massive hole in the ground and at the very bottom of this hole, lies a body of water that is connected to various surrounding rivers. The bottom of this hole is accessible by stairs and you can take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a gorgeous cenote that you can swim in. It was included in our Chichen Itza tour. My reason for mixed feelings is it is new to me that the cenotes in the region are being exploited this way. I don't think there is anything Eco-friendly about developing the cenotes to be swimming holes for so many tourists. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fantastic swimming spot. We stayed locally rather than day trip from Cancun. This had the advantage that we were able to swim on our own in the cenote as the buses don't arrive until later morning, early afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Super cool to swim here. Walk carefully down the steps, very slippery. I'm not a fan of deep water but you get a life jacket so it was nice.

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