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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 August 14, 2017

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 August 13, 2017

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 August 13, 2017 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 August 13, 2017 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 August 12, 2017 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 August 11, 2017 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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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for some place to relax in a cenote, avoid this one. When we arrived, there was a large parking lot and quite a few very large tour buses. Once we entered and look down into the cenote, I was instantly disappointed with...More

Thank cdrflorist
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

For about 80 pesos plus some for a locker you can have a lovely day in a beautiful cenote. We only stayed for a quick dip and visit and loved it. Not super crowded about 11am but I am sure it gets crazy and I...More

Thank Justine C
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

My daughters are 11, 10, and 7 and they had no qualms in jumping in. It was one of the best days ever. I suggest scheduling a day trip with Cancun passion to Chichén itza - & they'll take you here as well. Don't book...More

Thank Jaynalani
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Visited as part of Xcaret tour which I would not recommend- find a small private tour. Ik Kil was amazing though and so worth the visit. Can jump in from different heights and swim around. Surprisingly the cenote has fish in it ! Good photos...More

Thank Alison A
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Lynz D
October 5, 2017|
Response from Jaynalani | Reviewed this property |
Can I tell you something? I love that your son Missouri trying to recreate a Mexican salsa. This really made my heart soar, thank you. I wish I knew the recipe. I will definitely ask around for you.
Mario S
September 12, 2017|
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Response from MauiSusan111 | Reviewed this property |
Just stairs! It is a fair number, but there are handrails as far as I remember. At the bottom you can jump into the water, or most people go down a rope type ladder. Water is cold but you acclimate pretty quickly.
Mario S
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Michael_NV | Reviewed this property |
All stairs