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Cenote Samula

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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I really like how enclosed this cenote is and it feels like swimming in a cave. The water is crystal clear. It was something quite special swimming there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Varazdin, Croatia
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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really like how enclosed this cenote is and it feels like swimming in a cave. The water is crystal clear. It was something quite special swimming there.

Thank SpaciousEarth
Rotterdam, Nederland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Just like Xkeken cenote this one is in a cave. It can get a bit humid inside. You can take a swim or just have a look around.

Thank Tissa010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Ignore the insistent staff who say you need a guide to get to either Samula or Dznitup, the two cenotes that are part of Xkeken. Pay admission, get your ticket that lets you into both, and walk the short distance on either side of a complex with stalls and a restaurant. Samula features the most clear waters, turquoise in places,... More 

Thank Donna H
Mahahual, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

A few too many vendors set up in the path from the parking lot to the cenote. It is okay for an underground cenote but we have been to better ones.

Thank CostaMayaPaddler
Mill Valley, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Too expensive, over crowded, a long walk through many tourist stalls to get to the cenote. The cenote is interesting but very crowded, the water it cloudy and the experience was poor overall. The complex is so overdone and a real turnoff. Try cenote Oxman for a wonderful, peaceful cenote experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I think my title speaks for itself. This place is amazing. The people are really nice and we felt completely safe. We left our backpack with passports and shoes on the rocks stairs and they were still there when we were done.

Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 :)

Thank Pennina21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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!

Thank Cinthya M
Scotts Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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.

Thank Brian H
Hampshire, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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.

Thank Dakles

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