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Cenote Samula

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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See this one after Cenote 7 bocas, and before Gran Cenote.

I think there are 3 cenotes worth visiting: Cenote 7 Bocas, Dzitnup, and Gran Cenote. And I’d recommend seeing them in that order, since they will get progressively more fun and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I think there are 3 cenotes worth visiting: Cenote 7 Bocas, Dzitnup, and Gran Cenote. And I’d recommend seeing them in that order, since they will get progressively more fun and impressive. The last time we were at Dzitnup, there was a problem with the lights down in the cenote, so if you have a flashlight or headlamp handy, you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, just wish there were lockers and life jackets for rent. Was pretty quiet when I went. The life guard on duty was a really nice guy, but the guy at the front checking tickets was kind of a flirt!

1 Thank Andrea L
Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is magical place that is breathtaking! You access the denote through a series of steps leading you down about 50ft under the ground. This then opens to a cathedral like space with the cenote about another 50ft below you. You can hire a locker for 7 pesos and swim in the very cool water. Their are cat fish in... More 

4 Thank Chris A
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We swam in the two cenotes at Dzitnup on our last day in Mexico. They are both amazing, although pretty similar. We swam in 8 cenotes in our time in Mexico, and these were probably the most impressive. They are both in caves, and the water is very clean. We went early in the morning, and in one of them... More 

2 Thank Grace_Kinza
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The cenotes of Dzitnup and Samula are part of the same 'experience'. You pay an entry fee to visit both cenotes. If you've never been into a cenote inside a cave the first impression is 'wow' - and yes it is beautiful: a fresh water reservoir, underground and in the 'roof' of the cave the sunlight comes in through a... More 

3 Thank Robbert L
Idaho, USA
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There are two cenotes at this location and you need a ticket for each. We were happy with the value, but we arrived around 11 am before most of the tourists arrived in the afternoon. I recommend coming when it is mostly empty -- the more people that are at a cenote really ruin the experience. Cenote Samula: This cenote... More 

2 Thank carrollhouse
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was a magical experience for me! :) While there were no fish to see (wore my mask and snorkel and tried very hard to locate one of any size!), it was a new experience for me to swim in a cenote! My only complaint was that I wish it had been longer. I had thought that given we went... More 

Thank traveltoforeignlands
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

First of all our son of 9 got charged as an adult. The guide, which is tip based, was very not enthusiastic, the place had a dirty feel to it, you have to walk through quite a lot of tourist shops before getting to the cenote. The water was very murky with too many people swimming in it. All in... More 

Thank RobbertVV
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have never visited a cenote, it is a must see. The water supply for Mexico is located underground in these water caves for lack of a better term. This particular one has a hole in the ceiling so as to allow light from the outside to shine through which makes for an amazing effect. You are also allowed... More 

Thank LindaInSacto
Winnipeg, Canada
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cenotes Xkeken and Samula are across the road from one another. Since Cenote Samula does not have it's own page on Trip Advisor, I have left my review here. My review of Xkeken Cenote is located on it's separate TA page. The cenote itself is beautiful and is completely underground with a small opening in the rock ceiling where the... More 

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