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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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  • Never before had visited a cenote, and what about the experience? Simply amazing, watch and enjoy something so in the middle of nature is something to experience. Beautiful to see it and much better bathing, by the way the temperature of the water, even though it may appear otherwise, is ideal. For people who can not swim sold vests, as they sell lockers to make things. Within the grounds there is restaurant where you eat pretty well. You can not go to Riviera Maya and not to swim in a cenote.
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  • I loved the environment before arriving at the Cenote very beautiful vegetation and large banana, croutons and many more, cute the cenote, many visitors enjoy.
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  • It is a beautiful site and quite refreshing after an afternoon at Chichen Itza. The adolescents loved jumping from the platform and swimming around. It is crowded however which makes swimming a bit di...  more »

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