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Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza
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Swim in sacred Mayan waters at Cenote Ik kil, a naturally formed water basin, 60 m (200 ft) in diameter and located 26 m (85 ft) below ground level. Twinkling, clear waters fill the pool, decorated by hanging vines cascading from the treetops above. Step down the ornately carved limestone stairway to reach the swimming platform, where refreshing 35 m (114.8 ft) deep waters await. Keep your eyes out for the shoal of black catfish that call the cenote their home--don’t worry, they don’t bite. When you’re feeling rejuvenated, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the surrounding restaurants. Add Cenote Ik kil and other attractions to your Chichen Itza trip itinerary using our Chichen Itza itinerary builder.
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  • This beautiful single really be careful to stick to water, since it is literally frozen... turn fast so they don't feel so strong and ask for lifejackets are free... It is quite deep preferably try to carry those special shoes to get water because with sandals can be very slippery
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  • I definitely recommend visiting cenote Ik Kil if you visit Chichen Itza. The water is not as clear as other cenotes like the Samula and Xkeken in Valladolid, but it is definitely a very fun spot to sw...  more »
  • After visiting Chichén Itzá have to keep visiting this cenote, the depth that has and the views are breathtaking
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  • It's a beautiful natural place, very close froom Chichen Itza, you can swim in the cenote, meet people froom a lot of different contries, also you can try regional food, like "panuchos" and cochinita pibil, the service its perfect they're really friendly. Its a great place to visit.
  • Muy muy pero muy bonito
  • Awesome experience, it is fun jumping off the platform down into the cool water. We had our goggles on and could see fish swimming below in the dark water. It gives you such a rush when you can't see exactly what's below you. 🤘
  • Awesome stop for a refreshing dip. Facilities are nice and clean and well-monitored by staff to keep things orderly. Has lifejackets for rent if you're not a confident swimmer. Lockers are inexpensive. Bathrooms and changerooms are very clean.
  • This is a breathtaking place that is well worth the drive. It dosnt have the amazing blue waters of the other Centotes but ones you are in the water and look up you feel like you are in an amazing place.