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Grutas de Calcehtok

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Address: La carreretera de Merida a Uxmal | Not in Merida, but near Maxcanu 58km SW, Merida, Mexico
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Genuine.

One of the cenotes there is seems like an island under the ground, very genuine not that full of tourist and surrounded by local country life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the cenotes there is seems like an island under the ground, very genuine not that full of tourist and surrounded by local country life.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Now this is one cool attraction, going into the bowels of the earth, seeing where water and geological shifts changed the rocks, seeing where indigenous peoples lived, prayed, hid and died was awesome Tip, take a large powerful flashlight with you, the headlights the guides issue are ok but a little dim for long range sighting

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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I don't know what else I can say that hasn't been written. We went today with 2 twelve year olds for the 2 hour adventure tour. Thank you to all who have posted that it was now referred to as X'Pikil. I put "Oxkintok" into google maps. I followed the directions mostly to Oxkintok, when we turned onto a lonely... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Grutas de Calcehtok are located at the end of a dusty road about 60km SW of Merida, on a not very well signed turning South off the road between Maxcanu and Muna. When we arrived we were not even sure if they were the correct caves, as there were only two other cars there, and a few local men... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Family of four, two adults, two teens - enjoyed this excursion. 2 hour tour includes sliding down rock faces, army style crawling through several narrow passages (some on your stomach - some on your back), and stages of stand up walking. Be prepared to come out covered in mud from head to toe. Guides are spanish only, but you can... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't miss this. Is cheap and you get locals to guide you through, with headlamps will give you a short tour. Probably nicest cave entrance I saw. Try to wait for bats to fly out at sunset.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My 12-year-old son and I had a blast exploring the cave for about 2 hours. The cave is now called X'Pukil so don't be confused by the signs on the road leading there as it is the same cave just with different management. We were offered a choice of a family tour (1 hour -- mostly just a walk down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited calcehtok today and had a great time. We did the two hour trip and did the intermediate level. It costs $600 pesos for four people. Our tour guides were Philip and Isabella a husband and wife team. They were fantastic. We spoke only a little Spanish but we could understand most of what they were saying. I really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

GPS Coordinates = N 20 33.061, W 89 54.747 You will be driving on a small paved road to the caves. The road is full of potholes and is in disrepair …. All part of the adventure. Many people refer to these caves as the “Calcehtok Caves”, as it is located in the municipality of “Calcehtok”, however the actual name... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As others have said, we had difficulty finding this cave, which is actually part of its appeal. Unlike many other attractions, there aren't busloads of tourists swarming around, which makes the experience of exploring much more authentic. When we arrived there was nobody to greet us, but luckily we happened to encounter a sole guide who was at the top... More 

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