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Xkeken Cenote

Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Johannesburg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

More of a cave like feel than Samula cenote which is just across the way. You can see the bats flying across the light from the opening in the roof of the cave. I don't like swimming in dark water so stayed to the areas with light, but many more little black fish and it is a little colder than... More

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

7 km away from Valladolid, you can go ny taxi or rent a bike in your hostel( many have this service), I think by bike is more fun. of course it´s hot but you go to this cenote in a safe and shaded trail beside the road and nothing better than swin in a cool water when we feel hot.... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Did not love this place, such that I did not visit any other cenotes, which in retrospect was a mistake. Lucky me is returning to the Yucatan in February so I'll be able to rectify this.

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Austin, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ignore the outer stalls and entrance mumbo jumbo and enjoy this almost totally closed in cenote. It's not great for snorkeling but awesome for a swim and viewing the awesome cave features and bats! So many bats! And if you're freaked out by bats - really don't be...they just flutter overhead like big butterflies every now and then. There are... More

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Glossop,Derbyshire
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went early morning and apart from one other couple, had the place to myself which was magical. Hardly any artificial lighting when I was there which was for the better as the limited natural lighting gave the cenote a special feeling. There is a rope in the water that you can stand on which makes things easier, especially if you... More

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Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

nice, beautiful, easy access, not overpriced, fresh water. However, it is full of bats (what is expected for a closed cenote).

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Never having been to an underground cenote before it was a truly memorable experience. And swimming in the cool, clear water surrounded by fish was amazing! Sit still at the water's edge for a few minutes and the smaller fish nibble your toes. Humm! But care must be taken. In some places the floor is very slippery, and it's easy... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Go there , not super crowded like the cenote close to Chichen. Very refreshing, etc. NO BUSES carrying hordes of tourists , only 10 people there, at least in the afternoon (we arrived at 3 30 PM). Color lights were off , or not working, which was fine.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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