We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Parque Eco-Arqueologico de Ikil Ikil
Write a Review

809 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    531
    199
    53
    14
    12
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The cenote was crazy. 125 ft deep and the water was so refreshing! Not to mention that it had stairs going 25-35 feet up and jumping in was fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I arrived here solo by private driver from PdC after visiting Chichen Itza. Our timing just before lunch was perfect. There was only one other couple swimming in the cenote when I arrived. There are excellent facilities to change and hire life jackets if desired for a small fee. The steps down to the cenote are steep and wet in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ny
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This cenote visit was disappointing because it was small & there was little to explore. The restaurant experience was poor. 3 busloads arrived at the same time and there was at least a half hour wait for a small buffet with mediocre food. Went with Cancun-Discounts.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Covina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you decide to visit Chichen Itza, you must to the Ik Kil Cenote, which is literally 5 minutes away. You can jump in the water and let me tell you, it's so refreshing. Since Cancun is usually hot and humid, the cool water is a welcome site. They have lockers there and you can rent a life jacket if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was my second time at this cenote with a tour. It is very pretty to look at but never do you feel close to nature because of the crowds and touristy vibe. I have been to other cenotes which were breathtaking beautiful, quiet, personal, and empty. If this was the only cenote I ever had been to than I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cenote was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life! I think that's what paradise looks like! Taking a swim is really recommended, the water is nice cold (good if you are sweating all day since the hot weather)! Also a lot of fish and the possibility to jump of a rock from 5... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
vancouver
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cenote is the best of endless centotes in the area - most look very shady. We rented a car and went on our own time - first to Chichen Itza which is literally just next door and the best Mayan ruins in the area by far, then to Ik Kil. We got to Ik Kil when the parking lot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Water was so cold! Nice and refreshing after a long day at Chichen Itza! Although there's so many people there, the area is big enough to swim properly once you move away from everyone hanging around the ladders to get out. Catfish are a bit scary but they don't harm you or get in the way. Definitely try diving in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kempsey, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you’re in the Yucatan area you will not have gone without hearing about cenotes. This natural phenomenon was an itch that couldn’t be scratched and I could happily spend months in Mexico visiting every one of them. There are thousands of them, all visually different but with the same characteristic of being a water hole, but Ik Kil is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's very picturesque to look at from above, but it is bedlam. So many people arrive at once in multiple buses and mini buses, if you could stay at the hotel here or time it to arrive when there aren't too many people here it would be much better.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil also viewed

Chichen Itza, Yucatan
Chichen Itza, Yucatan
 
Chichen Itza, Yucatan
Chichen Itza, Yucatan
 

Been to Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing