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Cenote Ik kil

Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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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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Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a tourist attraction. There is some resturants and a coffe shop. You can rent life West and locker. There is changing rooms and bathrooms. It's really clean here. Can't say so much besides its somewhere you go to to jump in to the water,...More

Thank viaminlins
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour group when we visited around 3pm in the afternoon. It was soooo crowded we had to line up to jump into the water and once in the water there were masses of people paddling around. From what I had heard...More

Thank allyhuggs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited several cenotes during our trip, and this was our favorite. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the water temperature is perfect (especially after a hot visit to Cichen Itza), and it's fun to dive from the lower ledge and jump from the higher ledges....More

1  Thank AcornMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is beautiful for a picture from below, maybe first thing in the morning. After that the busses start pouring in people and people who all want to swim and will basically block your vision with orange life vests. Also there are some fake waterfalls...More

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long time of touring in the hot sun, this was the perfect way to cool off!! The edge where we were allowed to jump from was safe to jump, dive, or flip. I did all three and had a great time!

Thank ultimatechihuahua24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of a tour. Luckily it was a short stop. We found this place to be way crowded and the swimhole was small and filled with people with life vest. We had every intention to jump in until we saw how...More

2  Thank travlinfran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cenote after a hot afternoon at Chichén Itzá and it was very refreshing. They're about 10 min apart. It was pretty crowded and it's a small area, so it's kind of crazy. They do have life vests to rent and since you...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun!! I cant recommend this enough... it was beautiful and the water was perfect. Jumping allowed and supervised by lifeguards. Must take a go pro or water proof case to record your time there since the view from inside is gorgeous. Be prepared...More

1  Thank Yovanna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to chichen itza don't forget to go to this interesting place you can only visit here. I must warn you though that the water is really frozen... Worth the visit.

Thank Andreia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ik Kil as part of our tour with Xcaret Experiencias, after visiting Chichen Itzá, it was very apparent that every tourist bus visited Ik Kil after visiting Chichen too, therefore Ik Kil was very busy and me and my husband decided not to...More

1  Thank MrsMDevon
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What hours are the least crowded to visit Ik Kil? We are going first week of July.
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Stanislav V | Reviewed this property |
I'd try early afternoon - 12:30-1. You can't really go in the morning because the water will likely be cold, and it gets overrun by crowds later in the afternoon. We got there around 3:30, and the place was a ZOO...
Angelica D
We are only in Cozumel for about 8 hrs and want to visit Cenote Ik Kil and Chicinitza! We're on a cruise, so leave from port. Are there rent car places readily and easily avilable to drive ourselves? And is this something you'd recommend? Any pointers would be appreciated!
May 19, 2017|
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Response from DeAnne W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about rental cars, the tour we took was from Cancun and it took all day we got back to the hotel at 7pm. I love cruising, so I would suggest you see if the Cruise Company has and Excursion there. When you book... More
Lynz D
We were there last year or so and LOVED the green salsa. I believe it was habanero and pineapple and am desperate for the recipe. If anyone can find this out for me, that would be great! Thanks
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Ivonne S | Reviewed this property |
Habanero is an extremly spicy chili; is yellow with some hints of orange. For salsa, just chop some white onion, cilantro, mango and a 1/3 of an habanero chile. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper. If it's not spicy... More