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Address: , Valladolid, Mexico
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Refreshing and stunning

If you are close to valladolid, do not miss the opportunity to visit this cenote. You will have to go down thru cement steps, until you reach the cave. There is a lot of humidity... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are close to valladolid, do not miss the opportunity to visit this cenote. You will have to go down thru cement steps, until you reach the cave. There is a lot of humidity but the beauty of this cenote make it worth. Visit close to mid day, so you can see the light coming thru a hole in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cenote. We visited it early in the morning, we were the first in. It was beautiful. Later one the sun peeps in into the centre of the cenote, but also more people come. Among the 5 cenotes we visted in Mexico (with a swim in each), it ranks second after the Great Cenote in Tulum

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The cenote is an entire ecosystem with bats in the cave, fish in the underwater lake and cave formations. The light pouring from a hole in the cave ceiling gives it a mysterious, ancient feel. The Cenote had a lovely garden but visitors were not encouraged to stay but rather diverted to the shopping facilities.

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Idaho, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this cenote in the morning when it was not very crowded and there were very few aggressive vendors. This cenote was really neat because it was like swimming in a bat cave. Lots of bats flying around the ceiling, which is fairly high. The opening in the ceiling for light is fairly small so it is dark inside.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another great example of the magnificent Cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula, wide cavern with a small hole in the ceiling, big enough to have 100 people inside, the local guides are very friendly, water was clean and refreshing, not to easy to get there but worth the trip.

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Akumal, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been coming here since 1992. Yes it has changed over the years in terms of now there are paved roads, formal parking... but take look at the cenote and cave for what it is an incredible thing of beauty, an awe-inspiring geological formation and just friggin' cool.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited this denote in the afternoon. After paying our entrance fee, we tried to find our way to the denote. It is very poorly sign-posted, leading you through a market of stalls selling all the same clothes. Eventually we found our way out of the market through a side entrance and followed the path, passed a café bar when... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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