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Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of 22 meters, was used by the Mayans as a sacrificial pit for virgins, warriors and even infants.
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Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of Chichin Itza. Wasn't amazing. Can't swim in it. Water is filthy. However it's on the site to view if you want to.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour, Cancunpassion.com, stopped at this cenota on our return back to Cancun. It was crowded but interesting and my husband and friend had a blast jumping into the cold water at 71 years young!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an important part of Chichen Itza to see if only for the history of the place. But I must say that it was sad to see water bottles and other trash floating in it. I don't know what goes through peoples minds when...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cenote is beautiful but very small and crowded. It is the most touristic cenote that I have been to and the life vests are mandatory. There is not much to explore but there is a place where you can jump into the water which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While walking the grounds of Chichen Itza we walked by this cenote. It is a pretty sight and our audio guide told us how children were sacrificed in this cenote! So we did not wish to go swmming there! :-)

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

This is cenote in Itza. Path to it lined with vendors. Cenote not that impressive to me and dont think it is for swimming? If have guide maybe get some history

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I was disappointed by the sacred cenote. If it wasn't for listening to an english speaking guide nearby, i wouldn't have known much more than it history as a sacrificial site. The location around the top could be cleared of trees and have a sensible...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

I’d been fortunate enough to visit to other cenotes that were stunning so this one was just average. If you’re expecting the crystal clear water and limestone enchantment then this one isn’t for you. The water is green and you can’t get very close to...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

There wasn't much to see here. It was barely visible when I was there. The locals said it had collapsed recently. Every entrance was blocked off and we could only see a small portion of green water. Not the view I was expecting for sure....More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Not very easy to see and is full of trash and the water is not clear. Yes, it has historic importance being at Chichen Itza but it's not worth the extra walk if you are on a tour and are short on time.

Thank Donna T
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Pamela Q
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Liliana M | Reviewed this property |
the local guides are at the entrance, not at the Cenote. I totally encoraje to get one because you a can learn so much about the place.
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James F
March 8, 2016|
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Response from leslie s | Reviewed this property |
When i went to the tour i left from my hotel to chichen itza, then to valladolid, to my undertanding there are two cenotes, one which the cenote sagrado at chichen itza which you can not swim there, from the great pyrimad to... More
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Just be careful of the sun, and the heat..!.
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