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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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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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Visit to one one of the many Cenotes.

Visited on our way back from Chichen Itza. Beautiful area. We did not swim this time but you could rent towels and life preserver if you are not a good swimmer. Also had places... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SandyP735
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on our way back from Chichen Itza. Beautiful area. We did not swim this time but you could rent towels and life preserver if you are not a good swimmer. Also had places to purchase adult beverages as well as sodas and snacks

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed it don't forget to bring your water shoes since it can be slippery. The cenote is so tranquil to swim around.

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Thank KimNL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cenote was nice but you cannot get very close to it, so you have to observe from a distance and can't get in

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a hot day and the cenote was ice cold. Took a bus tour from Carmen del playa to Chichen Itza. Stopped at this cenote that was an underground cave with a small hole where the rain would come through to fill the cenote. The water was crystal clear and ice cold. It was a refreshing swim.

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Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It not something from another world yo see just water and its not clean maybe its sacred but dont lose your time going over there

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sacrificial/Sacred Cenote Well at Chichen Itza has an incredible history and it's well (get it, Well) worth the visit if you are here viewing El Castillo. It's a short walk from the main pyramids at Chichen Itza. I could almost picture how the Mayan people were using these sink holes for their rituals. Thanks to the amazing story-telling and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is the main sacrificial Cenote close to the main Chitchen Itza buildings. It is where the human sacrifices were thrown. Its big open green water, not much to look at but its there, so have a look. The path from the main complex to the Cenote is lined with market stall selling all the usual Mexican souvenirs some good... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

One of the poorer cenotes we visited on our stay. The water seems stagnate and the grounds were trashy. Wish it could be maintained better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Cenotes which are natural sinkholes that expose the water table to the surface, Cenote Sagrado which I visited and took a dip in, was the site of sacrifices for mayans during the time of drought. To swim you have to go down the steps to the sink hole and a shower before the swim and a life jacket are mandatory.... More 

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Hindhead, Surrey, Uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

It is an interesting site, but it is essentially a big hole with green water in, you can't swim in it (not that you'd want to). Spend more time on the rest of the site of chichen itza.

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