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Address: Valladolid, Mexico

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This is a magical place, and certainly the most impressive cenote we've ever seen. Also known as Xkeken, so there is no confusion as to which cenote I am writing about. Crystal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a magical place, and certainly the most impressive cenote we've ever seen. Also known as Xkeken, so there is no confusion as to which cenote I am writing about. Crystal clear blue water inside a marvelous cavern, underground, and lit with sun from above through a hole in the top. Practicals - Just a few km from Valladolid.... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a well located cenote between Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Valladolid. There are two and we went into the one with the dead tree with the roots hanging over the opening. Surprisingly, it was not overly crowded in early afternoon. Had a pleasant short 30 min swim and took a few pictures. I visited as part of a... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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68 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This comprises two really beautiful cenotes within well kept gardens. The cenotes, Xkeken and Samula get separate reviews. Xkeken is really beautiful, but we spent more time in Samula. In between, the gardens are brilliant. Lots of seating. Plenty of birds and butterflies. I rambled off several times and there interesting tracks all around. Note on taxis. We got a... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are actually 2 cenotes here, both within a 3 minute walk from reception. 59 pesos to enter either one, it's a great stop-off point for an afternoon (or morning) swim. The cenote that we visited was pretty cool - it's dark down there and you can see a huge tree root growing down into the cenote from the ground... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Makes pretty pictures. But when we got there, a few visitors were frolicking in the water loudly, making the place less impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went after a very hot day in Kabah. It was sooo refreshing! It os pure, fresh, almost magic underground water!

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

I already reviewed one of these Cenotes, Xkeken. There is 2 cenotes. Worth both (one is 59 mexican pesos,the other 39, quite cheap). 10 minutes driving from Valladolid. We swam a lot, not snorkeling ( no need ), , etc. We had a great time.

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cenote Dzitnup (Xkeken) is a semi open cenote just outside of Valladolid. This is a smaller cenote and is mostly for swimming no real need for snorkeling and definitely not for diving; the best for diving is still Dos Ojos. This cenote has a small hole at the surface and man made stone stairs into a cave like setting. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visiting an underground cenote is truly an experience. I did one at Dzitnup and was mesmerized...being underground floating in cool, fresh, crystal clear water, the sun shining in from above with birds darting in and out of the above the hole and little fishes darting round in the water....I was fortunate to be nearly alone. I can only imagine meditating... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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