Xkeken Cenote, Valladolid
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
When in Valladolid, you can cool off in Xkeken Cenote, a spacious limestone chamber with a natural pool. One of two cenotes in the area, Xkeken is easily accessible and filled with crystal clear, azure water. Drive or cycle from Valladolid to the vast cavern, where you can swim and snorkel in the large sinkhole. The shady cove offers a great getaway from the heat, while interesting stalactites hanging from the ceiling, sprinkled with rays of sunshine, add to the cenote's pleasant aesthetic. See Xkeken Cenote and all Valladolid has to offer by arranging your trip with our Valladolid itinerary builder.
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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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