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Cenote Samula

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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amazing cenote to swim

This cenote is really beautiful and cool and a lovely place to cool down and escape the heat...you can see fish really well as the water is so clear. Must do :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cenote is really beautiful and cool and a lovely place to cool down and escape the heat...you can see fish really well as the water is so clear. Must do :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Valladolid, this cenote is very unique. You can swim in the cenote "under your own risk" but if you do not want to swim you can also walk around it and observe the beautiful natural ceiling and walls covered in seashells. Super historic!

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Thank Cinthya M
Scotts Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a hot humid day and the cave was wonderfully cool, lit through an opening in the cave roof. The water was so refreshing, floating on my back watching the birds diving through a hole in the roof. I then sat on the side of the pool and let the fish clean my feet.

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Thank Brian H
Hampshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the same site as cenote Xkeken and similar in context (subterranean cavern with lake and light hole) but, we felt, the less interesting of the two.

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

Saw this with Xkeken Cenote. Both were similar. It was not what I expected. It was one 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

visit this place in june 2016. really magical. must visit if you go to chichen itza. even more magical if it rains.

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Thank Corrado B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Of course it's a must visit along the neighbouring cenote. Tho the entry is through a row of shops!!! Floor that leads to the water is wet and slippery so be careful. Water is cool, deep blue and crystal clear and you can see the limestone formations. There are tiny fish too. Swimming for the experience is certainly recommended but... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely cenote near Valladloid. Everyone was next door at the "more popular" one. I wish we had time to do both. This one was crystal clear, and more importantly, pretty deserted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

What a highlight. After a few hours walking around Chichen Itza, we visited the cenote for the wonderful opportunity to swim in the cool water, under the stalactites. It is underground, and the entry to the water is rocky and a little slippery, but it's well worth it!

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Thank jjandbe
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I recommend you to visit this place early so that you can really enjoy the beauty of the place before other visitors start arriving. We were the only ones in the place the moment we arrived and that helped us to really enjoy the cenote.

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