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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%
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Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Sink Hole was pretty, but the history of the Vestal Virgins jumping or being thrown in as live sacrifices was quite gruesome. Definitively, have a tour guide when you see Chichen Itza, so that you can learn all the history behind each of the...More

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sorry to say that the detour from the main Chichin Itza site is not worth it. Allow your guide to tell you all about the history of sacrifices (human and treasures) but use the time saved by not walking there to have another walk...More

Thank Alonso G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to be seen actually. The cenote is overgrown and the water looks dirty in the distance. Small detour, worth it? Nah..

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Can't get a real good look down, but the fact there is so much in the cenonte make it amazing to see. All the offerings were thrown into this place, from gold to human sacrifices.

Thank Josh L
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

visiting this site is worthy to some it might look like a greenish pond but the stories and history about it is worth knowing that's why if you are going to chichen Itza I would suggest to get a good guide or tour agency.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

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 June 8, 2018 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 May 26, 2018 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.

Thank JanetHanover
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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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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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March 7, 2015|
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Just be careful of the sun, and the heat..!.
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