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Cenote Dzitnup

Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Valladolid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Although I did not swim in this cenote just inside the town of Valladolid, it is set up to be a swimming hole. In the middle of a busy city this tiny jungle gem takes you back to a completely different century. There are a lot of stairs and it seems a bit creepy, but it is very much worth... More

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Relatively quiet and a beautiful underground lake to swim in. The very large cave and the artificial illumination create a wonderful effete of blue and green waters. It is only about 7k from Valladolid and relatively easy to find. Access is very orderly.

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