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Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza

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Must see · 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. Arrange to visit Cenote Ik kil and other attractions in Chichen Itza using our Chichen Itza trip planner.
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  • We stopped here after visiting Chichen Itza. The water was pleasantly cool and refreshing after a hot and humid day of touring Mayan ruins. We arrived near to closing time (5:00 p.m.) and could have.....  more »
  • Beautiful place to swim! Tour guide David was Amazing! Lunch was AWESOME! Tequila tasting was great!  more »
  • Great place to see and get unique experience. Water is cold and feels safe to be around it. Though I didn’t like the idea of 150ft of water below, the life vest made me accept the reality and dive...  more »
  • when in Yucatan,Mexico ,look for the cenotes.
  • I’m not one to write a review for anything but WOW. I went into this tour with lower expectations as pictures are almost always an exaggeration but IT’S NOT! This Cenote is amazing, the second you walk in - it’s breath taking and the pictures don’t even do it justice. I HIGHLY recommend if you’re looking for that picture perfect experience, and are a good swimmer - I can not recommend enough!
  • Gorgeous "swimming hole"! Watch out for the vertigo from looking down the hole to the water at the bottom. The walk down to the bottom can be a bit slippery, so bring shoes that can get wet and your towel. Make sure to brave the small platform jump at the base. The stairs are easy to go.up and it's not too high of a jump.
  • Amazing view! Entrance about 90 pesos. Worth it just for its beauty but not more. Too many people and no place to have fun really. We stayed 30 min and left.
  • Great place. Please rent the life jacket / vest. Is worth it. It will help spending hours there. Bring pesos. The exchange range is low. Like 20% lower. Drinks are great.

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