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Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 984 147 5210
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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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  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“rain god” (4 reviews)
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Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the main area where are the temples and structures are its about a 15 minute walk. Worth going to to at least see where they would have thrown in the people to be offered as sacrifices. You can see why no one ever got...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after the pyramid. It was plenty warm (around noon). We jumped off the 20 foot high platform into the 120 foot deep pool & it was amazing! What a great way to cool off & reenergize.

Thank Bryan K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cenote is massive and sobering. It is the site of offerings made to the rain god. It has been partially excavated (or whatever the term is for under water recovery). The person who did the dredging found hundreds of bones of children and women...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

What an experience! So unbelievably beautiful! I feel blessed to have had this experience. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

People were buried here (must have been in the air at that times), lots of processions made and to imagine this cultural heritage is great. With this in mind the Cenote increases in attractiveness. Without the stories something you can find in a lot of...More

Thank haktus
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

To think the Americans plundered this Cenote and stole national treasures from the Mayan people makes me so sad. This Cenote is the most important in the region and its desecration a tragedy.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited here last week as part of a day trip to chichin itza. We had been out in the intense heat for most of the day and visited here afterwards, wow it was a very nice reward! This is an amazing experience and so...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

A once in your lifetime experience as we jumped in and swam in one of the most beautiful places my eyes have ever seen. The entire group had a great experience.

Thank Coach T
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 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.

Thank JDB1983
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

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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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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Response from runawaywinterbirds | Reviewed this property |
Just be careful of the sun, and the heat..!.
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