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Cenote Ik kil

Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 50 metres (164 ft) deep.There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote. The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site. Red Bull Diving Competition Ik Kil was a stop on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2010, 2011 and 2014
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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful Cenote. There were platforms about 25 to 35 feet off the water that you could jump off of. there were quite a few people but it wasn't too bad. If you can have someone watch your belongings that's makes it easier...More

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't experience the crowds I read about in other reviews - there were perhaps 30 people in total in the pool - although the size of the parking lot indicates that when the tour busses returning to Cancun from Chichen Itza stop, it must...More

Thank Devan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

amazing beautiful cenote! the water was great, not too cold! there is a gift shop and a couple of little restaurants too! get there early to dodge the crowds!

Thank Shappell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to good for a refreshing,amazing swim. Try Cenote Saamal. I have attached photos so you can see how fabulous ii is and just out of this world. Enjoy!!!

Thank Bertha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting site but very, very busy. We got there about 11 and there were ques to get into the water. It did have a decent system of lockers (about 30 peso I think). We didn't try the restaurant but the cafe was ok if a...More

1  Thank laurams901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, way too many people. A lot of other cenotes you can enjoy in peace and get the real experience of what it was believed to be and what it was used for.

Thank buxtonred
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach, enough parking space, the ticket was more expensive than other cenotes in the region but besides being a gorgeous place this is also a very organized location: there are restrooms to get changed, lockers to keep your belongings, you are required to...More

Thank Dissocupied_Tany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cenote il kil is a deep cold pool of water completely filled with people. The steps down to it are wet and a bit slimmy. On the day we went the water was totally full of people, they were a complete layer across the...More

2  Thank Judi_G123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived for a late lunch with our tour. The swimming part wasnt for me dont like deep water. Had a look down at the cenote then went for buffet lunch. Good choice of food Couldnt fault the resturant. Would recommend visting here if part...More

Thank jennymc_1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large natural sinkhole near chichen itsa .The site was nice but steps going down were slightly slippery and in some places it was difficult to pass

Thank Gam A
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Lynz D
6 October 2017|
Response from Jaynalani | Reviewed this property |
Can I tell you something? I love that your son Missouri trying to recreate a Mexican salsa. This really made my heart soar, thank you. I wish I knew the recipe. I will definitely ask around for you.
Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from MauiSusan111 | Reviewed this property |
Just stairs! It is a fair number, but there are handrails as far as I remember. At the bottom you can jump into the water, or most people go down a rope type ladder. Water is cold but you acclimate pretty quickly.
Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from Michael_NV | Reviewed this property |
All stairs