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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 yesterday

The place is beautiful but excessively touristic, It was so crowded that don't feel relaxed and can't really enjoy it

Thank tozepinto
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cenote was truly extraordinary, so beautiful and surreal! The water was comfortably cool and the entire outlay of the cenote was just divine! They had platforms where you could jump off and it was just simply incredible! We visited with Yalku tours (I definitely...More

Thank Xiooooooo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This roof of this cenote collapsed in ancient times and it makes for a stunning view! I lucked out and had the place to myself. The grounds are park-like and climbing down into the cenote is something I’ll never forget. The waterfall created a rainbow...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful site and quite refreshing after an afternoon at Chichen Itza. The adolescents loved jumping from the platform and swimming around. It is crowded however which makes swimming a bit difficult. Take a life jacket since treading water is a combat sport...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was great to visit and cool off at Cenote Ik Kil after visiting Chichen Itza and a very hot August day. The swimming hole is unique and was great and refreshing. I took my swim mask, but it was not much good. There are...More

Thank Sizzlelean
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Chichen Itza won't be complete without a jump in the cenote. Things to know, especially for families: 1. expect a large crowd 2, bring a life vest or rent one. 3. lockers are for rent 4. the jump could be quite overwhelming...More

Thank Kenkhan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's practically necessary to stop at a refreshing waterhole after the heat and humidity of Chichén Itzá. Nearby Cenote IK KIL is almost perfect. You walk down lots of steps to get to the large pool about 100 feet below ground level. The chilly water...More

Thank Michael_NV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Post a long tour at Chichen Itza this is the perfect place to visit. It can get a bit crowded but it's still worth doing. The view as you look up is incredible with the vegetation hanging over the side of the cave. There are...More

Thank Rosh145
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't take the swim because this place was entirely run over with tourists. Also a thunder and lightening storm came thru in the late afternoon making it unsafe to do so. This might be worthwhile to return during slower times.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very busy place so be ready for a packed area. Kids can go they might need a life jacket but, not sure if you pay for it since we didn't get one. Bring water shoes is a good idea since you have to...More

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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
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
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