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Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97753, Mexico
Phone Number: 019858510002
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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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Absolutely breathtaking!

We visited Cenote Ik Kil earlier in the morning at around 10.00am on our way to Chichen Itza. It was very peaceful and quiet with no more than a couple of other people there at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Cenote Ik Kil earlier in the morning at around 10.00am on our way to Chichen Itza. It was very peaceful and quiet with no more than a couple of other people there at that time. By the time we left at around 11am, several coaches of tourists had arrived and people were queueing to walk down the steps... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I saw this Cenote on social media and became immediately smitten. There are some amazing places in tis world, and Cenote Ik kil is one of them. What a special place.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really? Diving in a hole in the ground, somewhere lost in the forest? It was incredible to me to see my first cenote in front of me, after reading about the Mexican sinkholes. Refreshing and very suggestive swim! Water is not so cold and definitely there's no going there without a dip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited after spending the morning at Chichen Itza. We arrived at around 11:30, which was later than I wanted to arrive but we spent a little more time at Chichen Itza than I had planned on. However, there was only one tour bus in the parking lot and maybe a dozen or so vehicles in the... More 

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Oxbow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a refreshing place to swim after being at Chichen Itza on a very hot day. Lots of stairs so not good for people with bad knees but awesome for the rest of us! Could use more change rooms!

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice finish after spending a hot morning at the Chichen Itza archeological site. The place is gorgeous and very fun. The cold water is really refreshing especially after walking for a couple of hours in the hot Yucatan sun. It is about 150 feet deep and large enough to fit a lot of people. I recommend that you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful place to visit. You can not only watch but swim in the cent so take your bathing suit. It is a great experience. I recommend it.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here after visiting Chichen Itza It is extremely beautiful but very crowded with lots of people in the cenote Worth visiting if you don't mind crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cenote and very beautiful. Shower before you go in. Can rent lockers and life jackets if you want when you get there. Bring your own towel. You can bring towels down to the bottom and leave there with footwear whilst you take a dip. 50m deep and fish present! Stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and picturesque. You can swim in the cenote, so make sure to take a towel and swimwear. There are obviously stairs leading to and from the Crnite which may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties or elderly visitors but there is an area that looks over the Cenote which is perfect for looking at the stunning... More 

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