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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.
Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 984 147 5210
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

Roughly about one-half mile walk from El Castille. Beware that the path is very unlevel and the surface is gravel and mostly rough, rounded, softball sized stones. Good shoes are essential. The path is shaded by some tall trees and the sides are lined with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Violette54
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The sacred cenote is an awesome wonder to behold. A bit scary jumping in because of the depth and the water is very cold. The grounds around here are just beautiful and everything is picturesque. I can understand why the Mayans held this place sacred....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This evidently had over a hundred skeletons in it. Was used for sacrifices. Amazing to see for yourself.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

The cenote sagrado in Chichen Itzna was used by ancient Mayans to communicate with the Gods. Thousands of humans and animals were sacrificed and thrown into the cenote. It’s appearance matches it use. It is a green slimy dark body of water in a deep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Luckily our hotel was just across the road from this lovely cenote swimming experience. Get there before 11.00 As that's when the coaches start arriving. Good changing rooms, safe lockers and you can just watch you don't have to swim. There are ladders to help...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

This is a must see! If you are into natural wonders, this is a great example who wonderful nature can be.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

When we went to chichen itza we came to see this cinote . it was quite a walk from the main area at work down the pebbles for lots of Mexican people selling their wares writing dressed really a bit like a bit of a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This is really interesting from a nature and historical point of view. It is beautiful as it stands and it was a sacred site used by the Mayas, who would throw in precious stones, gold and would also perform human sacrifices there ...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I highly recomend this attraction! After long tour in 110 degree heat at Chichen Itza tour bus dropped our group at Sacred Cenote. This place is well organised for turistm. After changing into swimming wear at big dhanging room and taking cold shower (it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

An interesting spot to visit when in the Chichzen Itza complex but the cenote is definitely not a swimming hole!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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_sanchez91 | 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
March 7, 2015|
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Response from JetSkiRacr1 | Reviewed this property |
Why do you want to swim in a hole they threw murder victims in? Take a look and move on.