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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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gave its name to the sight

They threw people down this hole, or so said our guide. That thought contrasts with the peace and tranquility one finds looking down on this fantastic looking pool of green waters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Slave Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

want to do more of those in mexico as they are really cool and refreshing also the mayans were there and selling there stuff awesome

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you love something new, go there! If you love something old, go there! If you love swimming in natural waters, go there! Basically for any reason, or none, go to a cenote when in Mexico!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

They threw people down this hole, or so said our guide. That thought contrasts with the peace and tranquility one finds looking down on this fantastic looking pool of green waters.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Best thing to do is hire a guide via xcaret experiences as they are the best when it comes to explaining history and not hire a shady guy at the entrance. It is truly a wonder to see.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Get there early or fight hordes of people! Buses and buses arrive quickly and you now are shoulder to shoulder with everyone

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Merritt Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I didn't think it was worth the long walk past all the vendors. It is a small Cenote, green, and not very pretty vegetation.

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Darien, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I think some people writing these reviews are confusing the Sacred Cenote and Ik Kil Cenote, which is not part of the Chichen Itza ruins. You CANNOT go up to the water or swimming in this cenote; there is no way in or out. In fact, the Mayans used to throw people in because then they couldn't get out. I... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

had heard and read a lot about the sacrificial wells but this was my first experience. even though it seemed a pleasant enough place, and very deep, the water was cold but i did not swim and was still creeped out with the history. has food and washrooms and changing rooms. must see if you have the time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been to and seen nicer cenotes ... maybe not with the same historical significance ... I was expecting more from this sight ... it just is not that pretty. It is cool to see such a historically significant Mayan cenote but you have to fight through a long long line of vendors to get to it ... not... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very interesting to see this Cenote, the diving into it and quite picturesque. I felt the tour allowed way too much time for this attraction. If you can control your trip here, unless you want to swim, you do not need 2 hours there, in my opinion.

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