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Cenote San Ignacio

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Chochola, Mexico
+52 999 278 6294
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went to Cenote San Ignacio on a family holiday to western Yucatan, combining it with Uxmal on a day trip. We visited during the week and first had lunch at the restaurant where we found that we were the only diners. The food and service were good. The menu had quite a few Yucatan specialties and I chose the... More 

1 Thank Philip S
Woodinville, Washington
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small underground swimming hole. Fun stop for families. Park next door off the street next to the restaurant, don't eat at the restaurant. Bring a face mask or be prepared to pay ~40 pesos to rent one, if you want to see the rock formations under the crystal clear water.

Thank David R
New York City, New York
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2015

one star is wayyyyy too much .... Calling this a cenote is like calling a chihuahua a doberman. First of all - a total rip off. This is a hole underneath someone's house. Very dangerous (slippery) stairs going down. Inside the cave you can barely stand up and if you slip you might get cut on the stones. When we... More 

8 Thank MG821
Progreso, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We found the cenote beautiful but overpriced, and very small. We sat down and had drinks at the table. The waiter cleaned our table off as we paid our bill. We got to the car and realized we didn't have our camera. So I immediately went back to the table to retrieve the camera, it was not there. I immediately... More 

5 Thank Cheryl C
Cologne, Germany
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We arrived late, half hour before they close, to have a look at the cenote. The guy was unfriendly and paid more attention to his cellphone then to the conversation with us. 70 Pesos is very expensive and they didn't mention that price on their website. We leaved the place and enjoyed the small village center of Chochola with their... More 

3 Thank prometoys
Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This place was crowded, it could be nice if they allowed less people. Then you are charged for anything extra, including parking and lifejackets. You feel you are being taken advantage of. The food is bad, eat elsewhere. Maybe if you go in low season and eat somewhere else it could work

1 Thank ChicktravelerTx
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We arrived today in the Cenote and were told that there are no people in there after we asked for. The man at the counter even showed us a "live" camera picure from the cenote and we cound hardly see any people. After we went down the few steps we realized that it was full of people (around 50) and... More 

5 Thank Estefan J
Burnaby, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We chose San Ignacio because of the cenote/restaurant combination. We found the food in the restaurant reasonably priced and quite tasty, and our server was friendly and efficient, The cenote is nice and easily accessible but I agree with many of the Spanish comments; the customer service at the entry to the facility is not pleasant and the price is... More 

Thank Solanaymar
Hamilton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We visited this place with private tour company Mayans Explorers after a half day at Uxmal. The cenote is small but refreshing. Nice for the kiddies too since there is a natural 2 foot wading area on one side. And what 4 yr old doesn't like to chase cute little piggies around? We didn't eat here so I cannot comment... More 

Thank Joeshu
Chilliwack, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is my second trip to this quaint and amazing place. We first went three years ago. If you want to experience the real mexico you can't miss this place. Both times we have been we were the only people here. The cenote is breathtaking, crystal clear, turquoise and silky smooth. After a delightful swim we dried off and took... More 

1 Thank Ali N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chochola, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula
  • Phone Number: +52 999 278 6294

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?