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Cenote Samula

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Address: Valladolid 97780, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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We only had time for one cenote and decided to see cenote Samula (80mxn). We went there at around 3pm and took a refreshing swim in the almost empty cenote. It is not that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had time for one cenote and decided to see cenote Samula (80mxn). We went there at around 3pm and took a refreshing swim in the almost empty cenote. It is not that exciting, some little fishes nibble on the feet and bigger ones swim pretty close - you can bring your mask etc. to see more, but at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to visit the Cenote Samula. So impressive! Water is warm and it's so peaceful. Bring your GoPro!

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St. Peter, MN
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We swam in both cenotes at Xkeken, but this was our favorite. The iconic hole in the ceiling of the cavernous cenote allowed a beam of sunlight to sparkle on the water. It makes for amazing photos! The water is cool but not cold; it would be tempting to swim later in the day when it's hotter outside, but we... More 

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Duisburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both, Cenote Samula as well as Cenote X'keken share the same entrance and can be a combined visit. There are less people swimming in Cenote Samula than in Cenote X'keken but before you reach both cenotes you will have to pass by the locals souvenir shops and their touts can be rather aggressive in selling activities (horse riding, quads etc.),... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was barely open when we arrived and Cenote Samula and Xkeken. With only a couple of other people there, we had plenty of space to take pictures in this glorious and bright blue centote. Here, the light was mostly natural which made is beautiful and clear. As you float you can see the stalactites above you which makes... More 

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Santander, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cenote is clse enough to Valladolid that yu can do it renting a bike for nearly nothing in Valladolid center (one place is by the cathedral the other one in Hostal Sol), there is a cylcing path that goes all the way there, to cenote Xkepel and Samula. Samula def the one I enjoyed more, as you can swim... More 

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luvthesun
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tza-ujun-Kat is beautiful. Went on a Friday and no tours in site. Entry fee is minimal I'm thinking around 40 pesos maybe. Stairs steep, rocky and slippery near bottom. But well worth it. Large hole in ceiling let's in light. This cenote does have a "bottomless hole" but also lots of swimming room where you can stand. On the side... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this cenote, which has another cenote right next door. These are unlike the denotes I have visited near Tulum where you arrive with snorkeling gear. These cenotes are more for just cooling off and enjoying their beauty. Arrive early if you can because as we were leaving it was getting packed with tour buses and lots of traffic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All locals have their favorite cenote. These were recommended to me by the hotel owner at hotel hacienda Margot in Valladolid. At the entrance you can buy tickets for both cenotes. Be careful when going downstairs, since it could be slippery. Inside there's artificial light in both. Early in the morning was the ideal time to avoid crowds and vendors... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to both cenotes in the park and I liked this better because of fewer crowds. Both are nice but this has a quieter vibe to it.

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