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Address: Calle 36 x Calle 39 y 37, Valladolid, Mexico
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+52 999 930 3760
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Underwater cavern filled with a beautiful blue pool.

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refreshing dip near city center

I was very excited to visit the cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula. This was my first cenote and it did not disappoint. It was easy to get to. The water is so refreshing (but not... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
m0nkeysee
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

I was very excited to visit the cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula. This was my first cenote and it did not disappoint. It was easy to get to. The water is so refreshing (but not clear). Access down to the water is easy. There are a few diving spots. This is an open cenote where you can swim in the... More 

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Toronto
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Cenote Zaci is a large cenote (basically a large underground swimming hole) located right in the centre of Valladolid. It occupies a city block and there is a small (30 peso) admission fee which is an amazing bargain to access this natural wonder. You enter the cenote by walking down a winding stairwell to a narrow path that winds around... More 

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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Cenote Zaci is located in the center of the city. It is easy to find and the entrance fee is affordable. It is very touristy so there is a bit of a crowd. It is a good place to have some fun. If you are daring there is a small cliff which you can jump into the cenote from. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This cenote is in the middle of town, so don't expect a nature experience. But we walked a few blocks from our hotel on a hot evening and loved the refreshing swim we had here. You pay a small fee and then walk down a path to the water and jump in. We happened to be there at dusk and... More 

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Thank ChipTravel
Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is magical and beautiful, when we went it was alone and the serenity of it all was comfortable. If you want to swim be careful with the environment, dont wear chemicals, normal sunblock etc. to preserve this beautiful place.

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Thank Mau W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We made a brief (30-45 minutes) stop here as part of a larger tour to nearby Chichen Itza. It was interesting but probably not as much as a cenote in a more isolated (this one is right in the center of town) or a more natural setting. The stone stairs in and out were steep and could potentially be slippery... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

We went at 6pm and it was closed, but we went back the next day and were glad we did. The food was tasty at the restaurant and the cenotes was one of our most favorite because of how open it is. It's nice to go down and swim around after eating.

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surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Approached through a cave/grotto the cenote is quite large and has access down to a swimming ledge equipped with a rope across to the other side. It is not entirely enclosed but awesome all the same.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by at 9am to check it out for a later swim. Got a very interesting 45 minute tour from a young man working at the entrance booth - spoke excellent English and very knowledgeable. I assume he was not an official guide but could have been.

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that you could swim at Cenote Zaci. Someone had told us that you couldn't - not so. Some brave/foolhardy local lads were leaping from the highest spots into the cenote which provided entertainment. If it's a hot day this is a good spot to cool off, and a very different type of swimming hole, especially if... More 

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