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Ek Balam Cenote, Valladolid
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When exploring the Mayan city of Ek Balam, don't forget to visit Ek Balam Cenote, a natural limestone sinkhole used by the Maya people for ceremonies. Hike or take a rickshaw ride on the tree-lined path to the cenote, the deep freshwater basin that the Mayas considered sacred. You can go for a relaxing walk along the boardwalk encircling the cenote, or rappel on the rope swings into the water. Cool off with a dip in the basin's clear water and look for the many catfish that inhabit the cenote. Using our custom trip planner, Valladolid attractions like Ek Balam Cenote can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Having traveled to quite a few cenotes, this was one of my favorites. It is recessed quite a bit, but has a fairly open top to sunlight. It feels like less of a cave experience than some others I visi...  more »
  • We didn't have enough time to swim however a family we watched were certainly having fun. The water was pretty clear the day we there. It's a good walk in so we took the bicycle taxi of course for a f...  more »
  • It is a place full of mysticism that you can't miss. We are fans of the cenotes in Yucatan and Quintana Roo and this undoubtedly is a very special one. If you can't swim you carry vest or rent one. The entrance is economical and the people of the area is ready to support what is required.
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