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Cenote Dzitnup

Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Valladolid
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Cancun, Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Many times we try to visit places where nature shows up almost for free. This is the case in this Cenote (sinkhole) in the Yucatan Peninsula. Very close to Valladolid, a small ancient town about 100 miles from Merida, amid the sub-tropical Yucatan jungle, there are lots of these cenotes, however, this one has a small light entrance at the... More

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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81 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You can chose between 2 cenote: Samula or Xkeken. We travelled with young children so they told us to take Xkeken. The kids loved it! Really nice to swim, clear fresh water, very refreshing for a warm afternoon. Fee 59 pesos, children are free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Nice but the stalls with cheap trinkets and extremely pushy salesmen everywhere makes this place feel way too touristy. Also slightly overpriced in my opinion.

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San Francisco, CA
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Before coming to Mexico, knowing we would not have much time for some things like cenotes (sadly), I investigated which might be the most worth visiting. I guessed right! At Dzitnup, you have two choices of cenotes and pay $5 US separately depending on which you want to visit -- I knew Samula was very beautiful and representative of the... More

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Bradenton, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife & I took a trip to the Yucatan in Oct. 1992. I'd done my rearch, so returning to Valladolid from Chechan Itza I watched for a sign. When we arrived at the site it looked pretty bare while on the surface. But going down the stairs was like going into another world. Once I saw the entire cenote... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I had searched for the cenote before we went and there are literally hundreds of them in the yucutan! This one was magical though, the catfish, the depth, how the cave roof had collapsed etc was all amazing to see. Go to a cenote if you have the chance

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We drove out to Cenote Samula from Valladolid and it took about 15 mins. The actual opening time was 0830hr and not 0800hrs as stated in most guidebooks.. We chose Samula due to the unique opening on the roof of the cenote. The water was a very clear blue and there were only 4 visitors during the first hour of... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We arrived at this place, only a few other people there, on a hot afternoon. I was very fearful but wanted to just see what this was. The fact it was translated as 'sinkhole' didn't help. The path down didn't encourage confidence but as it opened up underground I felt as if I was in a magical world. The sunlight... More

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London
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

These 2 cenotes were absolutely spectacular. Surreal beauty, I cannot recommend them more highly. Samula on the right was our favourite of the two, with the roots of the big tree spookily dangling down into the cave. Do go for a swim in the crystal clear water - not as cold as we thought it was going to be -... More

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New Windsor, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We got a taxi out to the Samula cenote from Valladolid, one of the two cenote's at Dzitnup, and apparently the less visited. It was an amazing experience swimming in the crystal waters with a few blind cave fish swimming around you. There were just a few people there, not crowded at all, and I spent a happy hour in... More

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