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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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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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The Yucatán Peninsula is a limestone plain, with no rivers or streams. The region is pockmarked with natural sinkholes, called cenotes, which expose the water table to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Ontario

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really cool. Very easy to miss as you walk down a shaded path with vendors on either side. There are restrooms and snacks right by the cenote. It wasn't clear like many, but the historical aspects of it are pretty neat.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yucatán Peninsula is a limestone plain, with no rivers or streams. The region is pockmarked with natural sinkholes, called cenotes, which expose the water table to the surface. One of the most impressive of these is the Cenote Sagrado, which is 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter[54] and surrounded by sheer cliffs that drop to the water table some... More 

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Thank daryoush2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can only watch this huge cenote from the platforms at the edge. It is certainly impressive with the opaque green waters - one wonders what secrets (or monsters) in may hide. Unfortunately apart of some spectacular (if you manage to catch a moment without a crowd...) photos, there is not much to do here. I recommend having a look... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cenote you can visit during your tour of Chichen Itza - it is a deep green not crystal clear like the others and was used for sacrifices by the Mayans - impossible to get out of it so only way out is down!

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt like a football player running through a tunnel of fans into a stadium. But instead, I was walking a narrow path with vendors surrounding me playing their jaguar horns and yelling "one dollar!!" All of this to see a pool of water. So disappointing and perverse.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Sacred Cenote can bee seen on the edge of Chichen Itza. It could probably swallow a good number of the pyramids. It's not enough to be an attraction itself, but check it out where you're there.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's a little walk to this attraction, then a disappointment. It's a hole in the ground filled with water. Read the signs, enjoy the exercise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A short walk from the main temple complex ( and past a vast range of tourist stalks on either side of the path is the sacred or sacrificial Cenote where offerings ( and human bones) have been found. We enjoyed the 15-20 minute return walk thru the outer ruins and walls to the deep pit like cavern filled with green... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was a part of an excursion we took to Chicen Itza mayan ruins from Akumal Bay Resort. After the tour to the ruins, we went to a sit down restaurant at the cenote. The scenery was amazing and the swim in this sink hole clean and fresh. There are locker available to store any clothing while you swim. The... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is located all the way down in Chichen Itza. So if you go there, make sure that you check every single place. Then you can head to the east, and keep walking along the street vendors. Then you can see the cenote. It is the furthest place from west entrance.

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