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Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 984 147 5210
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This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of 22 meters, was used by the Mayans as a sacrificial pit for virgins, warriors and even infants.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience! So unbelievably beautiful! I feel blessed to have had this experience. Not to be missed.

Thank JanetHanover
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Reviewed 1 week ago

People were buried here (must have been in the air at that times), lots of processions made and to imagine this cultural heritage is great. With this in mind the Cenote increases in attractiveness. Without the stories something you can find in a lot of...More

Thank haktus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To think the Americans plundered this Cenote and stole national treasures from the Mayan people makes me so sad. This Cenote is the most important in the region and its desecration a tragedy.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last week as part of a day trip to chichin itza. We had been out in the intense heat for most of the day and visited here afterwards, wow it was a very nice reward! This is an amazing experience and so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A once in your lifetime experience as we jumped in and swam in one of the most beautiful places my eyes have ever seen. The entire group had a great experience.

Thank Coach T
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Part of Chichin Itza. Wasn't amazing. Can't swim in it. Water is filthy. However it's on the site to view if you want to.

Thank JDB1983
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our tour, Cancunpassion.com, stopped at this cenota on our return back to Cancun. It was crowded but interesting and my husband and friend had a blast jumping into the cold water at 71 years young!

Thank NeverEnuf34450
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is an important part of Chichen Itza to see if only for the history of the place. But I must say that it was sad to see water bottles and other trash floating in it. I don't know what goes through peoples minds when...More

Thank KennO555
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This cenote is beautiful but very small and crowded. It is the most touristic cenote that I have been to and the life vests are mandatory. There is not much to explore but there is a place where you can jump into the water which...More

Thank Daphné B
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

While walking the grounds of Chichen Itza we walked by this cenote. It is a pretty sight and our audio guide told us how children were sacrificed in this cenote! So we did not wish to go swmming there! :-)

Thank LPHDK
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Pamela Q
9 December 2016|
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Response from Liliana M | Reviewed this property |
the local guides are at the entrance, not at the Cenote. I totally encoraje to get one because you a can learn so much about the place.
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James F
8 March 2016|
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Response from leslie s | Reviewed this property |
When i went to the tour i left from my hotel to chichen itza, then to valladolid, to my undertanding there are two cenotes, one which the cenote sagrado at chichen itza which you can not swim there, from the great pyrimad to... More
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PAKITA19
7 March 2015|
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Response from runawaywinterbirds | Reviewed this property |
Just be careful of the sun, and the heat..!.
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