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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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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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We went here as part of an organised trip to Chichen Itza and it was our favourite part of the trip. The water was freezing and very welcome after experiencing the extreme heat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place feels like a water park. The water coming down into the cave is really nice. The water is really clear, but it is small and it was a bit pack even though it was off season. I wouldn't recommended coming to this attraction during the high season. The tour guide only gave us 30 mins to enjoy. Tips:... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here as part of an organised trip to Chichen Itza and it was our favourite part of the trip. The water was freezing and very welcome after experiencing the extreme heat at Chichen. Water is fresh and very deep 150 feet with fish swimming around you. There is a diving platform you can use I didn't but husband... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only a few minutes from Chichen Itza, an opportunity to develop a destination location around this attraction. It offers a place to eat, locker room for changing into swimsuits, and a gift shop. A bit on the cheezy side but without the park I'd bet people would drive on bye. It is a pretty crazy looking swimming hole 80' down.... More 

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Thank John W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited cenote as part of our whole day chichen itza trip. It was not much to look at. Basically a 40 or so meter deep hole in ground filled with water. Some people were swimming in it but the water did not seem very clean. We did buy some local wooden artifacts over there. Make sure to haggle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A few minutes drive away from Chichen is the beautiful Ik Kil cenote. After a few hours exploring the ruines it's very refreshing to swim in the beautiful waters of the cenote. There is also a restaurant and a café, perfect for a break

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cenotes - priceless 👌🏾defiantly worth the time and money - it is a shame your not there longer !

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Thank Tania R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the only cenote I visited during my trip. We went to Chichen Itza early and head to Ik Kil cenote right after so there wasn't lots of people to the point that it would distract you from the cenote's beauty. The jump was fun. The view is really beautiful. The water is a bit cold. Not for snorkeling.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was something amazing, but a little but too crowded for my liking. The lake is 50 meters deep, so only swim without a life jacket if you are a confident and good swimmer. Life jackets can be rented locally and you can also rent lockers for 30 pesos if you don't want to leave your bags on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do... No questions asked. It's amazing. Towels and life jackets are for rent on site. They also have lockers. Water is cold but worth it. Admission is free! They also have a little restaurant and swimming pool to use as well. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just jump off the high ledge. You will. E so glAd you did! Clean, showers, lockers, secure, plenty of parking. We got there before crowds (thank goodness) and were one of five cars. Then five bus loads arrived as we were leaving. By far the best cenote experience so far .

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