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Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
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+52 999 437 0148
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft)...

The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 50 metres (164 ft) deep.There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote. The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site. Red Bull Diving Competition Ik Kil was a stop on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2010, 2011 and 2014

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Beautiful and photogenic. Definitely worth a stop for swim and lunch in the restaurant. Gets packed with people due to its proximity to Chichen Itza, but it was tolerable. Water... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Poorly managed: understaffed, overcrowded, dangerous. Two or three attendants for more than 100 people. I saw no lifeguard. One attendant did nothing but tell swimmers that they were trying to exit the pool via the entry ladder. Neither ladder appeared to be marked. Both ladders were blocked by patrons wearing life vests. Jumpers had to struggle through the crowd to... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and photogenic. Definitely worth a stop for swim and lunch in the restaurant. Gets packed with people due to its proximity to Chichen Itza, but it was tolerable. Water is quite bracing, but not freezing. It's super deep with not much to hold on to but you can hire a life jacket for a few dollars. They have changing... More 

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Torreon, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This cenote was so impressive! We jumped from the sides into the water, and it was both refreshing and incredible. A must see particularly since it's so close to Chichen Itza!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Skip the restaurant. Food was so below mediocre and servers were horrible. Seats are packed together so tightly and only one buffet line for bus loads of tourists in the inside dining area. Servers kept reiterating that they wanted their tips each time they picked up your dirty dishes, it got extremely annoying. Plus, told by our guide that our... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wanted to go here just because it was really close to Chichen Itza and I had seen so many photos of it. It was by far our least favourite Cenote. Nothing wrong with the price. It was just over crowded and overall was not as nice as any of the others that we visited.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the visit to Chichen Itza in scorching sun, this place appeared like a heaven. Our tour bus stopped here for 1 hour, they already arranged the tickets, lockers and vests. Although it was crowded but manageable. Before the jump, some of the folks were directly going to water to sense the temperature. Don’t do that. It may appear cold.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So we were not sure is we wanted to swim but still had to pay the entrance fee so we could go eat at the cattle trough of a buffet. So then we thought since we paid we should swim..... with 15 bus loads of other tourists? No!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a few miles away from Chichen Itza, this is a wonderful place to cool off from the hot weather. There are plenty of amenities, from bathrooms/changing rooms to lockers and life jackets for rent ($40 MXN). From the hanging vines to cooling waterfalls, this is a stunning way to spend part of your day. I booked a tour and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cenote is an interesting experience. First, the food is barely ok. The buffet has an array of stewed meat, rice, black beans, fruit and fettuccine. Eat elsewhere if you can. The cenote is a huge sink whole at 35m deep. It can get super crowded and just unfun. You can jump in or use a ladder to take a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was pretty and a nice place to take a dip.tgeres a restaurant there but u didn't really care for the menu. There are dressing rooms and bathrooms, lots of stairs and usually pretty crowed.

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