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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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Imagine how many lives were taken here! This place makes you think for a while! The place is kind of disgusting, but the history there is amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aldmar F
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Lansing, Michigan
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Walker, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked through "This Is Cozumel" tours. We sailed Carnival Dream cruise I to Cozumel and this is where EXCELLENCE begins. We caught a cab to the Cozumel airport where a wonderful guide met us, explained how the tour would play out. Two pilots flew us in a private plane to Chicken Itzu airport, 2 taxi drivers met us, stayed with... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine how many lives were taken here! This place makes you think for a while! The place is kind of disgusting, but the history there is amazing.

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Thank Aldmar F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sacred Cenote in Chichen Itza follow the signs to get to it. It is an interesting natural formation. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It a strange feeling staring into this large sink hole knowing that whilst is a truly sacred site in the Mayan culture, it was basically used for human sacrifices! It is worth the few minutes walk from the Kukulcan Pyramid to see this. Don't let the hawkers put you off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see how this cenote looks so different to the ones that you cans swim in. Great place to visit! Must see!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tt's a beautiful cenote to contemplate but unable to dive, it is worth visiting if you are already in the Chichen Itza. The entry on chichen itza costs 232 pesos and it pays to know the others attractions. Follow @lilianamartins16 for more photos and you can ask any questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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