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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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Good cenote

Not too far from Valladolid and on the way to Chichen Itza you will find two cenotes in one location. Samula was the one we went to, and unfortunately the other name slips my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
patterd7
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not too far from Valladolid and on the way to Chichen Itza you will find two cenotes in one location. Samula was the one we went to, and unfortunately the other name slips my memory. Either way the property is sort of set up like a waterpark and I believe there is even a hotel at the beginning of the... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My brother's only desire on our trip to Mexico was to swim in a cenote. We planned a day trip from Puerto Morelos and hired a car and driver. The drive is about 2 hours. It was well worth a day trip to Valladolid. The denote is massive and impressive. The cost to enter is reasonable. We throughally enjoyed our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cenote is a must see. I've visited a lot thru out the Yucatán and this one is by far one of the best you'll find. The photos you get are hyper stunning and it's simply a breath taking experience. If there's any one cenote to visit then it's definitely this one!

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Boulder City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Cenote Samula which is very close to Cenote Xkeken and the two are combined in one attraction. We swam in both and this was our favorite cenote experience. The water is clear and refreshing and it was not crowded at all. Both Cenotes are underground with stalactites and a hole in the roof for light to... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous cenote. Glad we went. Very few tourists. Easy to get to and very inexpensive. We did not swim but others did.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you want to see one of the cenotes. Our children jumped off the deck and swam in the clear cold water. We went as part of a tour. There's an admission charge and a requirement to rent life jackets. There are changing facilities with lockers and outside showers. There are also 2 restaurants on premise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cenote is very impressive and fun to swim in, not much to see with a snorkel but nice. Try to come early as it can get pretty busy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful cenote - well worth the visit and admission fee but a little disappointing to discover that not one of the three bathrooms I could find were in service. This made for an uncomfortable conclusion to an otherwise enjoyable afternoon. Surely it's possible to do better than this?

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Cenotes, refreshing cool clean water. Enjoyed it on the way back to Valladolid. Changing facilities and lockers available.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best to go early morning to avoid the bus loads of Chichen Itza day trippers. We went late afternoon & were blown away by the number of people. It's clearly set up for group tours. After they all left it was quite pleasant. The cenote at Ek Belam was much better - no buses of day trippers.

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