Cenote Kankirixche
Cenote Kankirixche
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RKEHA
Mexico City, Mexico70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I had a great visit to this cenote today. It wasnt nearly as crowded as those closer to Chichen Itza and Cancun, as were all the cenotres closer to Merida. This one had the sun piercing the deep part of the water around 2:00 and had a nice section to swim in and the view was otherworldly. This wasn't the best one I saw today, that was Cenote Nah Yah which was unbelievable. These are amazing places and dont hesitate to see them when you are in the area.
Written January 25, 2020
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ScarcroftLS14
Leeds, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
A wonderful cenote - absolutely magical.

Easy to find, off the main road. Don't be put off by the pothole-filled dirt track.

This looks like it's family-owned with children manning the 'entrance rope'.

Only 100 Pesos each. There's bathrooms there but we didn't use them. We just changed by our car.

Down steps and into what can only be described as a magical grotto. Seemed clean and well kept.

Definately worth the visit.

Highly recommended.
Written February 1, 2022
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Ruth H
162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
A stunning "cavern" Jungle Cenote where sun beams through the opening in the rocks lighting up an impressive underwater gallery of stalactites and is excellent for snorkeling, snorkeling, and scuba. The depth of this Cenote ranges from 4 feet to 65+ feet. New sturdy stairs were built in December 2016 with an observation landing and a landing near water-level. There is a blue street sign at the entrance to the side-road indicating where the Cenote is. You will be driving on a single-lane dirt road to the Cenote. Note: Certain times of the year there may be bees.

Admission: $20 Mx Pesos per person
Facilities: Toilets on site.
GPS: N 20 38 13.7, W 89 37 58.9
Written April 22, 2016
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia11,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
I didn’t realise what a cenote was until a week before I came here. Someone showed me a photo and that was it - I had to visit. As it was I went to three and this was by far he best although I m ow there are over 3000.
The road in is a little rough and bumpy but not too bad. There is intro g there apart from a toilet block / changing room.
A short walk down some stairs and you’re there. Clear as clear can be. Around 12 metres deep and so crisp that it looks 2 metres deep.
Snorkel and mask help but not essential. There were scuba divers doing their thing to which spooked us because at first we didn’t know they were there.
You can jump off one of the tiers which is quite exciting and my slow motion of this was fantastic.
Caution: don’t wear sunblock or creams or lotions as it taints the water.
Not wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
Written March 11, 2018
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SHU LING K
Canmore, Canada151 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This cenote is located in an outskirts area, need to self-drive, provides there is no public transportation. We were very very lucky to use hitch hiking to reach our destination. At the entrance, they charged 50 peso per person. Pretty small cenote, and we heard the voice of bats inside the cave.
Written March 3, 2020
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Traveler123020
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a lovely and isolated cenote. Bring a pair of googles so you can see beneath the water. Like others mentioned, a long dirt road to get there. It’s 30 pesos per tourist or local. Other cenotes charge less for locals. There was one other family there so we almost had the places to ourselves.... until about noon when the cruise ship group arrived. Not sure if they always arrive around 11:30am or how long they stay but the experience changes when 13 cruise ship passengers join.
Written April 13, 2018
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moonlyw
London, UK592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
In late April we joined a day tour with cenote swimming and Mayan village visit.

Cenote Kankirixche was the second cenote to visit. It was bigger and deeper than the first cenote and less people swam there. That's good. Only our 5 persons enjoyed it. Also, there was a platform from which we jumped into water. Wow...

For me, I loved it most among all because we can have jumping there and no life jacket was requested for guest (I can swim), so it is more free.
Written May 9, 2017
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BigFatMoe
Northampton, MA12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are much better cenotes. Clearly some locals trying to cash in on the cenote craze with a minor cave cenote. Haphazard land clearing around it makes it look like an ugly scar. Overpowering smelly treated wood used for new stairs and platform taints the whole swimming experience. Could be a nice little out of the way cenote. No reason to return.
Written February 4, 2020
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David F
Puebla, Mexico18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
It was maybe our favorite cenote near by Abala, it's really beautiful and magic place, in our way to the cenote there were lots of beautiful butterflies like saying welcome to the place... It's totally natural place, the water is really clean, it is managed for local people and we think they just need to improve their organization to improve the place, but there is no doubt that I'll come back some day..
Written July 6, 2019
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Russell M
South of Scotland, UK40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Not easy to get to but the track is OK even for a basic car. Keep going because it's worth it. Basic changing rooms and toilets, cafe wasn't open when we visited. Crystal clear water, a helpful rope to enable you to pull yourself over to a shallower area for the non swimmers. Really pleasant swim, plenty of fish and birds swooping in and out at high speed.
Written March 6, 2019
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