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Xkeken Cenote

Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The cenote is well lit by artificial lighting and a very small hole in the roof, which allows a lance of sunlight to pierce the darkness. The water is azure and turquoise and there are small catfish swimming around you.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

you have 2 shocking cenotes in one location, this is a postcard place and you can swimm, both have fish, in one of them fishes exfoliate your feet. very safe for children to swimm, you can rent life vest in case your kids need.

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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70 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We went to Xkeken on a warm afternoon during our stay in Valladolid. The cenote is beautiful and peaceful. Nice little walk between trees with the sounds of birds till you reach the entrance of the cenote. The water was great, very refreshing. Really nice experience. Entrance fee is 59 pesos, free for children. Parking is free.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Really well organised Cenote, there are very clean bathrooms and changing rooms and for those that aren't confident swimmers you can easily rent lifejackets. Inside the Cenote we saw a lot of bats!, the water was crystal clear so could also see lots of fish swimming around.The rays of light coming through gave the place a truly magical feel.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this cenote independently in the morning and were extremely lucky to have it to ourselves to swim in for a short while. It is extremely beautiful and very peaceful. This visit was a real highlight of our holiday and we will remember it forever.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pretty spectacular cenote, good for swimming. Try not to arrive at the same time as 3 coaches full of tourists. June is quiet so we didn't have a problem. The ceiling is covered in bats, the pool is full of fish, and the water is cool and clear. I assume the fish live off the bat guano, but don't let... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We took a taxi that would take us to the site, wait for us 30 minutes on site and then bring us back (all for 100 pesos). Entrance costs 59 pesos each. The site itself is well organised with several bathroom facilities and loads of shops to buy souvenirs. The cave itself is very impressive and offers a great swim.... More

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great cenote which was cool on a very hot day. Steps down very slippy and not many places to stick your towel once you were down. But lovely to swim in.

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Regina, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited both cenotes at Dzitnup: X'Keken and Sak Muu Ja. Both are utterly stunning! We were very fortunate that we were able to enjoy X'Keken for quite some time in peace and quiet by ourselves. It was an "other-worldly" experience to swim inside this natural cavern, sunlight streaming in through the hole in the chamber roof and no sound... More

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brighton
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wonderful cenote to swim in. the shaft of light that stabs the water is a delight to swim through. The neighbouring Samoula is also well worth the visit, and tends to get less visitors. Come early, that should be the rule for all cenotes, and you can enjoy the magical place to yourselves.

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