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Cenote Samula

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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2 Beautiful cenotes!

Samula is situated in the same complex as X'keken cenote so you get to see 2 at the same time for the combined price of 90 peso. They are both beautiful, bring your swim costume... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kasia K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Samula is situated in the same complex as X'keken cenote so you get to see 2 at the same time for the combined price of 90 peso. They are both beautiful, bring your swim costume as it's hard to resist the water. I stood motionless in the water of X'keken while little fish were eating dead skin off my feet.... More 

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Thank Kasia K
Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never seen a cenote (sink hole with water) it's great; otherwise average. Place is very touristy with buses, several restaurants, gift (read junk) shops.

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Thank Michael J
Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of a complex with another cenote. This one is so tranquil and quiet! The admission for both cenotes is a bit high but it is well worth the price. The climb into the cenote is a bit steep and slippery so make sure you have good footwear.

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Thank Lisa015
Petaluma, California
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 10 years ago and again this month. Still my favorite cenote. Stunning! The light coming down from the roof and the roots is very beautiful. This is the most stunning cenote, in my opinion. I studied Maya culture in the Yucatan in school 10 years ago and visited many cenotes. This is still my favorite. Dos Ojos is #2... More 

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Thank EyesOfTheWorld82
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice cenote-probably not the best in the area, but still awesome. It was very dark inside.

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Thank queencolleen82
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cenote is probably the best example of a picture perfect cenote the way you would expect it to be with the natural light coming through the roots of a Ceiba and the ray of light touching down into the turquoise water - doesn't get much better than this for picture fans!!

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Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
Anchorage, Alaska
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91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We visited here after Chichen Itza, its a short drive from Valladolid. There are 2 cenotes here Dzitnup (Xkeken) and Samula. They are much less crowded than Ik Kil which is closer to Chichen Itza and more often included in a package tour for tourists. Samula had the long tree roots hanging down into it now they have been cut.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

a cool experience, peaceful. to get it it's only 5 bucks or less. It's 7 dollars I think if you pay for both cenotes as a package.

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Thank Lenok08
Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The cenote is beautiful but the area is quite dark. The all inclusive meal is a good deal but I found the food a bit tasteless. If you wand good local food in that area. Ask for Doña Rosy's Kitchen. A nice mayan lady prepares very good food. You will love the taste.

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Thank S_Kuri
Mexico City, Mexico
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This Cenote is very beautiful theres another cenote walking distance that you should visit too if you have time .

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