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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Phone Number: 529841475210
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This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of...

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 the Original Tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Sacred Cenote Waters

We visited the Sacred Cenote Waters with GoNatural tours after visiting the pyramid at Chichen Itza. The Cenote Waters is truly impressive and beautiful. You are allowed to swim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vanessa M

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Sacred Cenote Waters with GoNatural tours after visiting the pyramid at Chichen Itza. The Cenote Waters is truly impressive and beautiful. You are allowed to swim and dive into the waters. Lockers and life jackets are provided. The locals say that if you get in the water, it takes 10 years off you! I don't know how... More 

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LisaW1994
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are fantastic they have a few dotted around Mexico but this was with out a doubt my favourite they have lockers and safes. You get a life jacket. Didn't see any life guards but with the jackets you were safe incredible experience would highly recommend

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. We had so much fun swimming with little fishes. They had stairs to jump off of. Kinda like cliff jumping. Or family loved it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be able to see into cenote but since they have rope its to too good ,But this is comes with chichen Itza Package so you have to go there any how.

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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to be able to actually see into the cenote but no longer. They have it roped-off so far from the edge that you can't see anything. Our guide told us it is not worth the walk there. Worse, the 1000 yard walk is nothing but vendors selling cheap crap from China. They should move all the vendors to the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is located inside the Chichen Itza site so you would not be able to visit this alone. The ticket to get into Chichen Itza includes this area. A lovely watery grave.

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Rodney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

When you are told the story behind the Sacred Cenote you feel you need to see it but it is a long walk past many many vendors that are hounding you to but their stuff that the end result was not worth the time spent to get to it

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This place was a perfect way to end our day at the Chichen Itza. Water was refreshing, and clean. They provide life jackets which are mandatory for $1.00 or you can bring your own. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera or GoPro you will want to remember this place!

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The history and beauty of this site makes it so worthwhile - our guide was excellent and the history given was amazing. A must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This Cenote was used to sacrifice gifts (gold, figurines) and humans. The priest would lift the human over his head and throw him in the water.. it is not too far down, but most of the times they did not know how to get up again and therefore they died. The water is all green from algae, not much to... More 

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