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Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza

Categories: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • After Chichen Itza, the latest tapa is the Cenote entrance fee, provision of cabinets to store all your personal stuff, go down, watch out, because with the moisture it slips, A spectacle of color, noise and smells, the water is cold, there are various fish, the water is dark, a bit of suggestion comes after hearing the different stories about ancient cenote
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  • This cenote is beyond beautiful! The water is great. A little bit cold, but refreshing. The facilities are very comfortable and organized. Price is good. 
  • We went to two Cenotes and the two were very cute and different. In this cenote you can launch from a height is a little bit scary but it's fun. There are a few lockers to leave your things before they cost two dollars and a few showers also. And finally there is a restaurant in which we ate with buffet free but with few options of choice.
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  • Easy distance from Chichen Itza with food on premises. The food's nothing to get excited about. The cenote is awesome fun. Be careful going down the stairway to the water.
  • Absolutely beautiful! The water is pretty cold, not going to lie, but it's not freezing. Swim around for 5 minutes and you are fine. Totally worth the view! Rent a locker for 30 pesos. Recommended so you can enjoy swimming in the cenote and not worry about your stuff.
  • This was an awesome place however we didn't realize we were stopping here so we did not have our bathing suits to swim! :( We still went down to see it and sure did wish we could have hopped in it was beautiful!
  • Once in a lifetime experience! You have to climb or dive into this Cenote! The water is magical, words alone can not express the high you feel swimming in this earthly wonder!
  • Amazing! This cenote is very close to chichen itza (10 min drive) their hours are from 9-5 but if you are in they will kick you out around 6ish. They charged us 70 pesos to get in. They will also let you rent life jackets for $40 and a locker if needed. The water is cold but you get used to it there are small fish in the water as well.
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