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Cenote Dzitnup

Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Valladolid
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Ann Arbor, MI
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302 reviews 302 reviews
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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3 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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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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