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Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97753, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 985 851 0002
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft)...

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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This was my must favourite place I visited in Mexico. This was the last part of a tour I booked through Amstar, 3/4 of the day was spent at Chichen Itza. This beautiful Cenote was... read more

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my must favourite place I visited in Mexico. This was the last part of a tour I booked through Amstar, 3/4 of the day was spent at Chichen Itza. This beautiful Cenote was the perfect place to cool off after a hot dusty day. Take your camera/phone/go pro, down. Leave the rest of your gear in a locker,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must do in Mexico. What a stunning experience, completely breathtaking. You have to jump off the raised platform! We went in the middle of the day, so it was crowded, but it didn't take away from the beauty at all. Don't be deterred by the crowd. Also, grab one of the fresh juice pops that are sold... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was included in our tourist trap tour of Chichen Itza from Viator. Recommend the Cenote Ik Kil, not the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a cenote which looked as I expected them to. It is in the bottom of an underground cave where the top has fallen in so that you get the sunshine coming down to the water. I agree with the other reviews that it is not for snorkeling but swimming. You might wish to hire a jacket if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stopped here as part of a tour through the area, I had no idea going to it what it was and I have to say It was one of my favorite things. Jumping off the rocks into the water was just so much fun. The water was a little brisk but tolerable. If you can make it here even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I never adhere to the "get there early" advice normally but so glad I did here. We arrived at about 10 and at one point there was only one other person in the cenote. Just 70 pesos to get in and it is magical. However at 10.45am the buses arrive on their way to Chechen itza. And then it turns... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a cool cenote to go for a swim, but the visibility beneath the surface is slim to none. There is a 10-12ft platform to jump from though. Very tropical vibe, lots of vegetation and vines. Great spot to cool off on your way home from the ruins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and 8 year old twins loved this! I get a little claustrophobic and like water that I can see in so I swam briefly and then got out. My family could have stayed here for hours. I wouldn't recommend this for children under 8 but there were plenty of young ones. The water is deep but life jackets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to spend your anniversary. The buffet lunch was good. They have lockers and life vests that you can rent. There was a lot of people there however they were all there to have fun. When someone was up to jump in the water and they looked as if they were scared everyone cheered them on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a warm 30 degree day, this was "just what the Doctor ordered". A bustling facility, with elbow to elbow crowds up in the surface, once we descended the "90 odd" (at your own risk - you've just got to love Mexico's attitude) rough and slippery steps, we found the air temperature to be at least 5 degrees cooler. The... More 

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