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Xkeken Cenote

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico

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I was expecting something different. More natural. The Cenote is beautiful... But is a public pool. This was one of the main reasons I took this trip. The water looks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was expecting something different. More natural. The Cenote is beautiful... But is a public pool. This was one of the main reasons I took this trip. The water looks dirty... Maybe is just my impression. If you are looking something not that crowded and natural... This is Not the place. So sad.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I cycled here in the afternoon from Vallodolid and found it to be quite crowded - Mainly with locals as opposed to tourists. It’s an amazing spectacle. Unlike most cenotes, this one still has its roof, bar the small opening at the top which beams down a strong ray of light and electrifies the tranquil crystal clear waters below. This... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My first Cenote and one of the most beautiful things i have seen, the water is so clear and refreshing especially when its just so hot in Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place, there was almost no visitors compared to other cenotes which was excellent, not too big but just perfect, a small opening allowing not too much and not too lottle light, very, very nice...

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cenote Xkeken was physically beautiful. It is completely underground with a small opening at the top where the sunlight shines down to the water. There are stalactites hanging from the rock ceiling, bats flying around and black catfish swimming in the water. It costs 65 pesos to enter. There are no lockers but you can leave your things on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I followed the advice of many a guide and got there at the opening time (830am and not as I had been told 8am) and had the entire place to myself. The colour of the water with the light shining through is gorgeous, especially with the stalactites hovering over it. I say I had the place to myself but the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a beautiful cenote without a doubt, but it feels like kind of a rip-off having to pay to swim in what has essentially been turned into a public pool, where visitors are funneled through a series of craft fair booths to access... and what's with the vendors not taking a polite no for an answer? Just because we're... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The cave has a wonderful underground lake. There is a hole in the roof through which light enters and hits the water, which is with a gorgeous shade of blue. There are stalactites coming down from the ceiling, including one that has the shape of a mushroom. Delicious bath on a hot day. 65 pesos, cheaper than other cenotes

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I rented a bike for 15 pesos per hour from my Candelaria hostel and rode for about 25 minutes to get to it. Once there you pay 65 pesos to get in and jump right in the water once you walk down a tight staircase. There are fishes, a couple of mosquitos and lots of bats at the top (they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was part of a stop on a tour with Jerry Ham to Chichen Itza. Very refreshing, intriguing and mysterious. I would highly recommend this natural wonder.

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid

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