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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of...
This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of 22 meters, was used by the Mayans as a sacrificial pit for virgins, warriors and even infants.
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Interesting history of water and human sacrifice - a bad combination but an interesting site to behold

I believe that this Cenote and many other sights at Chichen Itza were used as scenes/back-drops in the movie "Against all Odds" back in ancient Hollywood movie history... This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I believe that this Cenote and many other sights at Chichen Itza were used as scenes/back-drops in the movie "Against all Odds" back in ancient Hollywood movie history... This site is conveniently packed within the many other Chichen Itza sights to review if you tour there. Between the planetarium, the sacrificial alter of skulls, the pillars and pyramid, Chichen Itza... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Brill trip we travelled 10 to 12 and was the best time to visit as very hot,and before a lot of the market traders had set up, lots arriving as we were leaving,felt sorry for them as the heat was very hot then at that time of day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

very good place to visit in chichen itza. most of people never realize that there is a cenote in the town. take your time and talk with the gods. as all places make sure you bring camera and a some of dollars to buy things

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The site is beautiful and eerie. You can get pretty close to the edge. The surrounding forest is gorgeous. We hated all the vendors that kept calling out to us to buy crap. But still a great place to see.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This Cenote is green and would initially appear to be "undivable". It is enlclosed in steep cliff of limestone - which again like everything else over time is subject to erosion. Here is where the bodies and body parts of the dead were disposed of after sacrifice. Won't want to go diving there in a hurry. One can go as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sacred Cenote is an interesting place to visit, a place of sacrifice which is sacred to the Mayans. Make sure you see this as a part of your Chichen Itza trip, spend a whole day at Chichen Itza and you'll get to see everything.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This had to be one of the most beautiful cenotes I've seen. This was my first to see and I will not ever forget the amazing view.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to many cenotes, but this one is mainly for sacred sacrifices. It is a yucky green color. I don't recommend diving there for artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of the most beautiful places we have ever visited was Il Kil near chicken Itza. IT IS A MUST if you visit that area. Take your bathing suit for a dip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This comes within the Chichin Itza compound. You walk a km to this to the west of the pyramid. it has shops along the path. Beautiful wood and metal to buy. The cenote looks lovely from above. Limestone and green tree surrounding. Definitely worth a picture,

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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chichen Itza

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