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Private Tour: Cenote Xcanche and Colonial City of Valladolid Day Trip
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Very inviting waters

We did this as part of a visit to Ek Balam from Valladolid. We've seen the cenote in the centre of Valladolid and although big, it doesn't look overly inviting to swim in and it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cardigan, United Kingdom

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this as part of a visit to Ek Balam from Valladolid. We've seen the cenote in the centre of Valladolid and although big, it doesn't look overly inviting to swim in and it gets very busy. X'Canche on the other hand is much calmer. We were there in the middle of the day and there were only 8... More 

Thank Digforwales
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This place was the highlight of our trip. We stopped here after a trip to Chichen Itza. It was a hot day and a perfect way to cool down. We took the bike to the ceynote, and also rented life jackets. We spent about an hour there and we had the entire place to ourselves! I recommend not stepping on... More 

Thank lmjamaro
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Very nice cenote. A great way to cool down after the ruins. Both times that I have been, only a handful of people there. Don't think about it, just go!! Check out Youtube channel, Psyclefreak, to see videos of this cenote and other things to do in the Yucatan.

1 Thank Psyclefreak
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Beautiful Cenote!!! Get there early (like before noon) to avoid the crowd. We got the whole thing to ourselves when we arrived around 10am.

Thank Ying Tung C
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

Staying in the village of Ek Balam, we just toured the ruins and were ready for a refreshing cool down. We chose to walk 20 minutes to the entrance of the ceynote but I would take the pedi-cab offered the next time. I was ready to feel cool. We paid for the extras like repel and zip line. That was... More 

1 Thank SantaCruzan
Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Never have being to a place like this. Heard about it, but never being to one. This one in particular is fantastic. Went there before going to Chichen Itzá, and was worthy. The structure around is excellent, the swim incredible. They did build the stairs on the side of the hole, and It was perfect.

1 Thank D'Arrigo
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015

After seen the Ek-Balam Mayan Ruins...We rented some bikes and left to see Cenote X' Canche, we were greeted by some guys who explains about the cenote, this guys were very nice and helpfull. Some of my friends got in the water I did not, after a while we went inside a building and enjoy some refreshments, I still have... More 

3 Thank ktracha
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

Run by local community members with sound ecological practices and nice facilities including changing rooms, bathrooms, picnic areas and a restaurant. This one is skipped by the tour groups so it is not crowded. The cenote has a series of stairs down to the water, ropes to swing from, and vines and tree roots hanging down. Water was clean and... More 

5 Thank Rorinho
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. They offered a combination of activities that was a lot of fun: rappelling, ziplining and swimming in an amazingly beautiful cenote. The service was friendly and professional and the food very tasty. We definitely recommend it.

3 Thank znkl
Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2014

Nice Cenote at Ek Balam worth the visit, you can bike ride or have them pedal you...nice cenote with showers at the end of a mile or so road. About $300 Pesos all in, worth it for the zipline, rappelling and cenote swim, and jumping off cliffs, kids had a great time!

2 Thank jeffpags

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