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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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Lovely place to see. Although you can't go in

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Holy Cow... words can't even express the excitement and natural beauty of this Cenote. My daughter wore a life jacket but I didn't- wish I had. To know there isn't anything below you for a 100' suddenly after I jumped in was a little scary. I would have rather floated on my back and just looked up. Food was also... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My brother-in-law and I swam in the sinkhole after a long hot trek through the ruins and it felt very refreshing at the time. However, towards the end of the swim my brother-in-law pointed out that there are hundreds of tiny birds nesting in little round holes that have been pecked out of the soft limestone walls. Generations of these... More 

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not much to look at as its now stagnant but the story of what they found when they excavated it makes it worth the walk.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you have some time check out the Cenote at Chichen Itza. Although you are not allowed to go down it will give you nice idea about how the "sacrificed" people felt when thrown down there. Right next to the cente are bathrooms and the option to buy some cold drink.

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Bentley, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped at a Cenote during our day trip to Chichen Itza. The people we booked with at our hotel told us to take towels as we would need them if we swam in the Cenote. My poor husband toted them in a back pack which was unnecessary. We were so rushed through we barely had time to take pictures.... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

this place (and the other centoes like it) are awesome. The water is so so clear and the deepest shade of blue. It's almost ethereal...

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our day trip to Chichen Itza took us to this particular "Cenote", which is "cave" in Spanish. It was in a run down area of town which was disappointing, but it was still quite a site to see this massive cave with a fresh water pool that the ancients relied on for their water supply.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have seen this with my wife several times. Each time we go back and learn more. Too much to digest in one short trip. I you are deep into history, maybe a coupe of days. When you visit via a tour bus, you are captive audience to the Bus Driver, he leaves and away you go. So, for an... More 

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

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