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super refreshing

We stopped there to swim in the middle of our trip and to see cenote. Best decision ever! water was... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Lodz, Poland
Very cool

Their set up may at first seem like Dos Ojos with guys greeting you in the front and getting you... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

We stopped there to swim in the middle of our trip and to see cenote. Best decision ever! water was crystal clear and refreshing. Cenote itself was beautiful and perfect for pictures. It was super fun!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annanB5997WJ
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Their set up may at first seem like Dos Ojos with guys greeting you in the front and getting you out of your car. It was offputting, being told that we were to tip them for parking (for what, exactly??) and being stopped for photos,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank supertearz
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

You can get entry to either Samula or Xkrken cenotes for 80 pesos or both for 120 pesos. Went for both. Xkeken more impressive with stalactites and tree roots descending into the cave. A few catfish nibbling in your toes and bats flying about. Slightly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tkej
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We had a nice time visiting the pair of cenotes, Samula and X'Keken, which are located in the general vicinity of the town of Valladolid (and about an hour and a half from Tulum). The two cenotes are located at the same park site, and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ben R
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited here after chichen itza to cool down and both cenotes were beautiful however I didn't appreciate the constant pestering from the stalls to look, see, but, give me best price on everything. It seems the whole attraction is set up to steer you through...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank GlobeTrottingLaura
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this cenote for a swim and were not disappointed by a thing. The cenote was cool, clean and so clear. If you stop swimming little fish come to nibble your toes but it only tickles and can be avoided by continually moving. We...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank AngieWilson24
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited in September and there were only a few other people there. We didn't see any big tour buses, just small groups.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Kimberley P
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was pretty cool, we did both cenotes on site and had a great time until I caught one of the male staff members on his hands and knees in the female toilets trying to watch me get undressed. He bolted when I caught...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Jaime A
Reviewed September 7, 2015

You pay 60 pesos to enter and see two cenotes Xkeken and Samula, both are very different and very beautiful. The only bad thing is all the vendors, they are really rude and fight each other for your attention.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank TravelerJn00
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We actually stayed in Valladolid a town near the area and drove to this cenote, during our visit there was almost no people, just another family it was just perfect... there was a local kid that wanted to give us a guided tour... you do...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Antonio R
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