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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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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed cycling here from Vallodolid. When we got here, we were told we couldn't enter as the electricity had gone, so we went to cenote Samula next door first, which I think may be even more beautiful. After an hour or so at cenote samula, swimming amongst the catfish and getting a free pedicure from the tiny fish,... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very nice and refreshing swim. A bit crowded. Photogenic! Will you accept young guy to give you a guiding help? Most of the way from the ticket boot to the cave is self explanatory, but maybe you'll get it there faster by following the boy who is versed in ways to walk through hanging shirts and dresses that are offered... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my kids' (ages 15, 13 & 11) favorite part of our 10 day trip through the Yucatan. As the photos show, it's a spectacular place to swim, and the water is so refreshing! My husband and I were thrown a bit by the whole setup, as the last time we swam in a cenote it was really just... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The beauty of this place will take your breath away.The water is a bit chilly but so worth it. Don't miss it.

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Lille, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I learned to dive here. The water is fresh, and the sunlight coming in from the top is incredible. Little catfish will swim around you. There are ropes in the water for you to stand on. Water is deep, dive-able obviously. Fresh coconuts are sold outside, along with other types of local foods.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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