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Xkeken Cenote

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico

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Way built up, but pretty

I was here 10 years ago, it was not very well visited then. It was bittersweet to see that so many people had discovered it. Nice for the locals to have the traffic and income... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was here 10 years ago, it was not very well visited then. It was bittersweet to see that so many people had discovered it. Nice for the locals to have the traffic and income I'm sure. There is a oddly large marketplace built in front of the entrance so that you have to walk by hawkers' stalls. Slightly lame,... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Cenote in a cavern , very beautiful , only a little hole in the roof , very impressive stalagmites .

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

After we rode on our bikes the back way, via calle 54 and the town rubbish dump, to the cenote, we negotiated the twisting path through all the vendors to the top of the steps down to the water. (We found on the way out that you could go directly to the parking unhindered! ). The steps down were steep... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Like a cave, with a small hole in the ceiling that let in light. Well worth it, and very close to Valladolid on the "free road" to Merida.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We biked to Xkeken from Valladolid. We decided to only visit the one cenote and were not disappointed. The water was cool and clear with black catfish? and bats whirling and squeaking overhead. True a few your groups came through but they don't stay long. It wasn't overrun with tourists we found.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tour buses and hoards of people aside, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed swimming in this cenote. It's very cool to be able to be floating under the one hole providing sunlight in the cave. There are ropes in the water to help those who aren't strong swimmers. The natural lighting was amazing and I can only imagine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I would give this Cenote (and the neighbouring Cenote) mixed reviews. Whether you visit these Cenotes really depends on what you are looking for. These Cenotes are quite developed and commercialized and have become popular with the tour buses, hence the natural beauty and tranquility of the Cenotes have been somewhat hindered. Unless you go there early in the morning,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We took a shared minibus at Calle 41 and 44, and paid 20 pesos per person. It took about 10 minutes. There are two cenotes side by side. It took about two minutes walking down. It was a safe walk. It was a basically underground pool. Nothing more and nothing less. Some people were swimming. We were not sure how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Water was beautiful and the area was very peaceful. Ww were able to swim without a guide which was lovely.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Dark, dank, damp. Very little natural light. A lot of artificial light. Electrical wires running everywhere. A lot of people. The smell wasn't very nice. I've been to a lot of cenotes, this was probably a least favorite. It's worth seeing because the tiny hole at the top and the cavern structure, with the bats flying about, gives it a... More 

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