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Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza

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Geologic Formation Water Body
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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  • We visited several cenotes during our trip, and this was our favorite. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the water temperature is perfect (especially after a hot visit to Cichen Itza), and it's fun ...  more »
  • It is beautiful for a picture from below, maybe first thing in the morning. After that the busses start pouring in people and people who all want to swim and will basically block your vision with oran...  more »
  • After a long time of touring in the hot sun, this was the perfect way to cool off!! The edge where we were allowed to jump from was safe to jump, dive, or flip. I did all three and had a great time!  more »