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Cenote Xkeken
Ranked #8 of 44 things to do in Valladolid
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had this huge cenote all to ourselves. A short bike ride away from the center of Valladolid late in the afternoon was a perfect get away to nature. After descending a very steep stairway down into the cave you can swim across the cenote and perch atop a huge bolder to look up at the daylight above and let tiny pedicure fish clean up your toes. Too ticklish at first but I got used to it and my feet felt great afterwards.

2  Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Unique cenote inside a cave with cathedral-like ceiling. Excellent for swimming. The one misgiving I have is the absence of showers - with so many bats doing their business as they hang from the ceiling, it would have been nice to rinse off :-)

1  Thank Veronica G
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This cenote has a more commercial set-up than I'd expected (I'd been told it was rustic...it's not), but it's well laid-out and has decent, if simple, changing rooms, which was good as it was raining on the day that we went. It cost 57 pesos to get in and there is a garden area which looked well kept, but due to the rain, we couldn't really appreciate it.
The cenote itself is big inside, and lit with coloured lights, which was a bit cheesy, but enabled us to see the little fish swimming around us in the crystal clear water. Definitely worth a visit, but if you suffer from claustrophobia, might not be the place for you despite the size, as you are underground (there are other cenotes in the area which are apparently more open and with more natural daylight.

1  Thank ojosazulesCancun
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Crystal clear water + underground and in a cave = awesomeness

All I can say is, how amazing is that?

2  Thank melsia
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

The cenote is very beautiful and there were fishes swimming in it. Many people did not like the colored lights but I guess it made it unique. It is wide enough and although there were other people swimming in it, wasn't too crowded. Overall, worth a stop

Thank violetcraze
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