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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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  • Poor6%
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Reviewed yesterday

It was absolutely breath taking. Both literally and figuratively. The climb down to the water was pretty awesome with 2 viewing platforms. Wear flip flops if you plan to swim, the rock steps can put a bit of strain on the bare feet. The climb...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not far from Chichen Itza ruins so well worth the visit although it is very commercilaized. It has changing rooms which are at ground level but then you need to walk down some steep and often slipy steps. As this is a popular site it...More

Thank SueWolves53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit of a walk to see but isn't as good as expected in Chichén Itza. It's where the sacrifices were made to the gods. The pool and cavern is large but you can only see n from the top. Thought there would be...More

Thank Beachy71
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nature sometimes makes very strange things. But it's Nature. Usually this place is visited on a way back to Cancun from Chichen Itza Pyramids. Don't pass it! Bright experience!

Thank Valentyn K
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Very cool, water is so clean and warm. Great place to cool off, relax and enjoy the tranquility in the jungle.

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Important and enjoyable archaeological site for understanding North American / Mexican / Mayan development

Thank GFWTRES
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't realize this cenote wasn't swimmable! There is a long walk through souvenir stalls that leads to a large pool with a ton of dirt, leaves, trash. From the top, you can only see a portion of the cenote. Since it is quiet large,...More

Thank LYGUSHKAPUTESHESTV
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Right on the grounds of Chicen Itza is this sacred cenote. Jacque Cousteau did some excavating here and found many relics, gold and even funeral urns at the body of this holy place. Mystical and awe inspiring for sure.

Thank Constance G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited the Cenote after Chechen Itza, was a perfect opportunity to cool off on a really hot day. Was too cold, and too much effort for me but, great for younger visitors.

Thank lisealleyne
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a little ways away from all the main 'buildings' and there is nothing much to see there. The path there is loaded with vendors and it's just not really worth the detour

Thank Gavynn W
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Pamela Q
Are there good local tour tour guides available in Piste?
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
Hi All, I am travelling to Chichen Itza on early May 2016.We are on travel budget. We will be taking public bus from Valladolid town to Chichen Itza.After that is it advisable for us to walk to Cenote Sagrado?
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
I need to know if I can bring my 7 year old and my 2 year old to the Pyramids in CHICHEN ITZA and to the Sacred Cenote (Cenote Sagrado). I have no babysitters, and really want to swim in the Cenote with my kids, but I haven't seen a video of any kids swimming.. Thank you.. Also how much it cost to visit both locations?
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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