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. Arrange to visit Cenote Ik kil and other attractions in Chichen Itza using our Chichen Itza trip planner .
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  • The entrance is accessible, you have to rent the locker towel and lifeguard apart each of them 60 Mexican pesos I think about, there are many people and stairs to get are a bit slippery, seized of the rail is the best! the beauty of the cenote is incredible!
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  • Beautiful ! Lovely warm water ,and a lovely little restaurant. Could spend hours just lazing in the water - 50m deep in places !  more »
  • A beautiful cenote anke if too crowded ... This is because the various coaches that make the tour to chichen itza do stop here. A truly unique and fascinating ... The bad thing is that with organized tours you have very little time to enjoy the place. just enough time to soak and dry ... Nothing more ... Here I would recommend if possible to travel independently, maybe renting a car just so you can enjoy truly the best.
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  • Best part of my trip! Great facility there: they have change rooms, restrooms, free parking for visitors, locker and life vest for rent (a little more than 1 USD). The water is super clean and have some little harmless fishes in it. If you like nature, you can't find a better place to huge it!
  • Amazing place, you can feel the nature, it its like a sacred spot :)
  • Very great experience swimming in a sink hole. The water was quite clear with alot of fish inside. I did not dive but would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a good swimmer.
  • Amazing place. Jump from the stairs around the sinkhole to experience Ik Kil. Too many people, but still a great place. Definitely recommended.
  • Very cool experience diving into the cenote. Do yourself a favor and jump! The water is a bit cold but it is beautiful!

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