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Xkeken Cenote

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
Phone Number: 9999303100
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This is a magical place, water is very cold but be ready to have a great experience but be ready to pay a life jacket and snorkeling kit as they are not included in the entrance

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Gabriela G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a magical place, water is very cold but be ready to have a great experience but be ready to pay a life jacket and snorkeling kit as they are not included in the entrance

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Thank Gabriela G
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have to go around noon as there is a hole in the top that is illuminated at noon. It is Huge cave. Not the best facilities to change... Just pay for the cenote entrance 65 pesos. You have to go through all the merchants and many offers...if you come back from chichen itza you'll be used to it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back from Chichen Itza. It was affordable and a really nice stop on our way back to Cancun. The centote is beautiful with clear water and sun shining in from above. The water was chilly but refreshing and felt great after spending the morning walking around the ruins. We made sure to get there... More 

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Hampshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice subterranean water-cavern with light opening in the roof. It's really one big cavern complete with stalactites etc. and underground lake. Interesting to see but it doesn't take long. There were people swimming but, personally, I feel that this detracts somewhat from the natural splendour of the place. I know I'm a bit of a misery but I just think... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It was not what I expected. It was one kinda big cave with water. It was neat to see, but not inviting to swim. I would not go out of my way to go to this cenote. Luckily, we found another one where you could swim from cave to cave.

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Thank WanderLSP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

They are like caverns so light is poor. It's better to visit midday. Los cenotes tienen poca luz ya que son cavernas, es mejor visitarlos a mediodía.

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Thank AikoTovias
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were there on one of the evenings. You can reach the cenotes by taxi or use the city tour buses from Valladolid which start from the Central Park and are free. It's an amazing place to explore, look and swim for a fee. Do take your towels and swim wear etc. The forest around the cenote and the neighbouring... More 

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Thank Anjali T
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

You can't miss the chance to swim in these crystal clear waters. The scenery is really impressive, this is a must stop if you go to Chichen Itza or near the Valladolid area.

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Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

a picturesque cenote that's worth the visit. I recommend making a day trip to Valladolid. Enjoy the park, the church, have a swim in the cenote and have lunch in one of the restaurants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

What a find! We started the day early at Chichen Itza to beat the heat, and the headed to Cenote Xkeken just before lunch time, hence beating any possible crowds. The price is extremely reasonable (65 pesos per person) & you can wonder & swim as much as you like, & the experience is very relaxing The natural beauty is... More 

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