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Address: , Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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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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It was part of a day tour it was an experience. Worth a stop, but it is a tourist trap. Be carful when you go in as they don't want you to take any food or drinks in as they want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was part of a day tour it was an experience. Worth a stop, but it is a tourist trap. Be carful when you go in as they don't want you to take any food or drinks in as they want you to buy when you are in there.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A little dark inside, interesting place to visit. I was a place to visit included in our package.I didn't get in the water but there were people swimming in it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Upon entering the cave going down, you will see a very sacred place as there is a person praying for you ( if you like ) . I guess that is their way of removing negative vibes in your body . Then going down the cave , you can also rent a locker or a vest if you like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here as part of a tour of seeing Chichen-Itza and it was worth it, definitely! The water is very cold and refreshing especially in the July or August months. It's a little packed with tourists but the swim is OH so worth it! I was hesitant about swimming at first, especially since I'm not a strong swimmer and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are several cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula that you can swim in, this Sacred Cenote isn't one of them. You visit it for it's historical significance. It's a place where sacrifices had been made. It's a place you have to see while in Chichen Itza.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Such an amazing experience, swimming in an underground river. It is also a sacred place of the Mayans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

All young ladies were sacrified here, on the recent 1900's foreigners dragged into this site to see of they can find some treasures, but they did not find thta much

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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