Cenote Ik kil

Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza: Hours, Address, Cenote Ik kil Reviews: 4.5/5

Cenote Ik kil
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Purple
Merida, Mexico17 contributions
Apr 2022
This is Cenote Ik Kil and in direct contrast to my first cenote that looked like I wandered into the woods, this one looks like something out of Disneyland🤣.

It's also 150 pesos ($7) per person to enter and the cenote is 157 feet deep and has been confirmed as a location of ancient Mayan human sacrifices (human bones and jewelry were found at the bottom by archaeologists⛏️). Despite that, it was a lovely (though crowded) experience😍.
Written July 4, 2022
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JNinSA
86 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Actually this cenote is like a swimming pool. You will find a restaurant, a snack bar, a gift shop, a change room and lockers. Entrance fee is 150 Pesos (Dec 2021) which included the life jacket and the locker.
Starting latest at 10:00 a.m. buses will arrive and the place will continue to be packed until 03:30 p.m. Arrive at opening 09:00 a.m. to avoid the crowd and enjoy the beauty of Ik Kil.
Written December 26, 2021
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Dallas_Family
Dallas, Texas90 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Chichen Itza with Jose
Before leaving the hotel, I downloaded the app from Action Tour Guide. Jose picked us up at 7:00 and we grabbed a bite for the road, heading towards Chichen Itza. There was a small line to enter, $80 pesos cash and then the other could be placed on the credit card. Take a hat/umbrella if you don’t want to buy one at the entrance. We wore flip flops and it was no problem. I really enjoyed that app and have used many others for tours in the past. It allowed me to visit the ruins at my own pace and see the things that interested me.

We didn’t stay long at Chichen Itza as we were eager to get to the cenotes. Off to Ik kil. We arrived at the cenote and paid the entrance fee. The fee included the mandatory life jacket and locker. (Water shoes suggested). The water was so cold but we quickly adapted to it. Everyone was having a blast jumping off the ledge and the employee monitoring was even having fun. Once the tour buses arrived, it got very crowded. We then headed back to Cancun, needed to be back for our COVID test at 3:30 to be able to fly home. On the way back we stopped at a nice little restaurant and ordered food to go. Unfortunately the traffics was bad and we didn’t get back until 3:45. Overall, Jose was great. If doing it again I would insist on leaving at 6:00 am.
Written August 8, 2021
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rantati7
Helsinki, Finland2,201 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
As nearly all places in Yucatan Cenote Ik Kil was nearly empty when we visited it in November 2020. At times you has the whole place to yourself. It costs 150 pesos to enter (including locker and life west) - without those 100 pesos, but they you cannot go swinging in the cenote as lifewest is a must and there is no place to leave your things except a locker. It is well run place and the sink hole is picture perfect on a sunny day. Well worth visiting
Written November 7, 2020
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Joamiche
Hong Kong, China195 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We hv done several; this Cenote is the best with open top, huge, deep, well equipped. Of course people would tell u many tourists are coming, but why ? It’s impressive... just go by 11am or after 3pm to avoid groups
Written October 11, 2021
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CB1408
London153 contributions
Feb 2022
We didn't do this as part of a tour- it was a haven after a hot morning in Chichen Itza and really something else We went at about 1 pm and it was busy not unbearable .Dont take your towel down with you or it will get soaked- there is nowhere to leave things down at the cenote.

However worth noting there are two entry prices 150 pesos for just the cenote and 350 with food ( which is an average tourist buffet of middling food). We asked if you could get food inside not part of the buffet- we were told no but you can. Infact next to the restaurant is a snack bar with tacos for 80 pesos. The meal was average I would have preferred a snack for much less.

Overall a beautiful cenote in peaceful lovely grounds but unless you are starving just buy a cheaper snack.
Written February 27, 2022
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Boulder480
Boulder, CO36 contributions
Feb 2021
This is a hole in the ground with water. The water is cold because the sun light doesn't hit the water because it is sheltered in a cave/hole. There are signs every where saying swim at your own risk, but they make you wear a life jacket the whole time you are in the cenote. So if I'm swimming at my own risk shouldn't I be able to make that decision? Nope... I tried to remove my jacket and got yelled at. I'm an adult man... not a diaper filled baby. The water is perfectly calm and still. Lastly, the pricing is why too much for visiting a toilet bowl in the ground. I've been to several cenotes and the water is warm and you get to bask in the sun... not here. They make you walk through shops and vendors to and from the cenote kind of felt like a tourist trap. I'd recommend you go somewhere in the sun and less of a commercial enterprise. Oh and one last thing they have a guy in the parking lot writing down license plate numbers when there are six cars in the parking lot during COVID times.
Written February 21, 2021
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mampy
Washington, DC20 contributions
Jan 2020
Amazing location and experience. Given it's proximity to Chichen Itza, beauty and services at Ik Kil, it does get a lot of tourist crowds. The only downside was that there is zero line control for the jumping platform or ladders to get in/out. Given the slippery surfaces it is a danger and frustrating when you're waiting in line but can't get in due to tons of line jumping groups. Still, a wonderful place to see, but like everyone else mentions, go early or late to avoid the thick of the crowds. We also had a quick lunch at the bar because the restaurant is a full fixed price meal. Decent options, quick service and fairly good food.
Written February 1, 2020
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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL914 contributions
Jan 2022
Visiting Ik Kil made our day, maybe even more so than visiting Chichen Itza. On this warm day, the crowds weren't so bad. The visuals are spectacular from the top, from the mid-point view overlooks and from the water. The water is warm, clear and there is an almost communal sense of those bobbing in the water.

If you are visiting Chichen Itza, you want to stop here.
Written January 3, 2022
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Patricia R
Targu Mures, Romania184 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a go at the cenote after visiting Chichen Itza și it was a welcoming relief from the heat. The water is cold and the scenery breathtaking, however there are large tourist crowds and people jumping from one of the ledges so that cuts down from the enjoyability. As for the venues built around the cenote, bathrooms, changing rooms and lockers, they are clean, well maintained and apart from the lockers free if charge. You do pay an entrance fee at the cenote, but it is worth it's price. As for the lockers, it's 30 pesos for the whole day.
Written March 9, 2020
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