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Cenote Samula, Valladolid

Categories: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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The pool of striking blue water at Cenote Samula lies deep beneath the ground, in a cave surrounded by high stone walls. Sunrays falling in from the top opening illuminate the cave and its waters, where you can escape the heat with a peaceful swim. Visit with a guided tour or come on your own (get here by bike or taxi). The admission price includes both cenotes found at the site. As the floor of the cave can be a bit slippery, wear proper footwear. No need for snorkeling equipment, though. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cenote Samula by using our Valladolid trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nice but much too crowded. When we went there, a horde of savages threw themselves into the water by flapping arms and legs screaming like animals...
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  • It is worth going to this resort since it has two glued cenotes, one closed and another opened. You can spend an afternoon there, there is a small market to buy water or some snack if you need it. In the cenote Samula can see the branches of the tree that you have above you, as they reach fresh water Cenote to continue growing,
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  • Reaches the place on the recommendation of my guide at Chichén Itzá, although it was not near the place (approx 1 hr) turned out to be a wonder and away from the tumult in Ik IL. The place is two denotes Samula and X' kekén and is an area where the community of the region offer services, boasts ample parking, access costs $100 pesos for visiting 2 cenotes, even there is option with food. Inside place us addressed a youngster that was our guide who was very friendly, and US led towards them two places, leaving us the time that would like to in each one, us oriented where were those dressing rooms, health and income of vests. You can dispense with the guide if you wish since the place is well signposted. It seemed to me that the cenote Samula is more beautiful since it has a bit more natural lighting, cool us in its crystalline waters and abundant fish we came to life after the vista Chichén Itzá. It is certainly a very good place if you're in Valladolid.
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  • Really cool close cenotes for a refreshing swim! Specially cenote xkeken with all the bats flying around!
  • Horrible experience. Tourist trap. They try to trick you into spending as much money as possible. Crowded with people and water stinks. All I could think about was how many people peed or pooped or vomited into the water and how they had no way to clean it out
  • Stay in Valladolid. Take the taxi stand near the ADO bus station on the main street for 80 pesos. Buy tickets at 100 pesos per person for both cenotes. Life jackets are for 20 pesos outside the entrance. Almost all local families when I went which made it fun and take the same taxi company back for 80 pesos or I think we paid 100 but I didn't argue. That seemed like a fair price for a guy standing outside and willing to drop us off anywhere near the center of Valladolid.
  • Overall looked like Disneyland. A guy at the entrance told us the entrance fee was 240 pesos for the 2 cenotes, the parking, toilets and a buffet. Since nothing else was advertised we thought that was the price... But we should have enter the site first and not stopped at the front kiosks... Beginner mistake. So we paid 3 times the price (the 2 cenotes are 90 pesos) for a 1st crowded cenote full of swimming lifesaving jackets. The second cenote (samula) was way more beautiful and less crowded. We actually enjoyed it much. My advice, avoid the touts (as usual) and make your way to the counter.
  • Both of these cenotes are great. If you are visiting Valladolid but with limited time these are easy to get too and a good example of cenotes.
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