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Ek Balam Cenote

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Address: Valladolid, Mexico
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Required after seeing the ruins

Great refreshing cenote. The bike ride down from the ruins was easy and quick, definitely recommend that over walking. The rope swing and diving platform are great, and getting to... read more

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Crested Butte, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great refreshing cenote. The bike ride down from the ruins was easy and quick, definitely recommend that over walking. The rope swing and diving platform are great, and getting to see the roots growing down into the water is incredible.

Thank Darabtrfly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is an adventurers paradise. Our tour guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Pyramids were interesting and so amazing. The cenote was out of this world beautiful. Rappelling into the cenote was an awesome adventure, private and refreshing. Wonderful excursion that i will definitely do over again

Thank kiowok
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fun time here with Alltournative Tours. The place is pretty, refreshing cenote with fun ziplining, good food and organic gardens to walk through. My only criticism would be more on the tour side, which seemed very rushed as the day trip is on a tight schedule from Playa del Carmen. If possible, it would be more fun to... More 

Thank iamsee
Hinton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to cool down after visiting the ruins, is a 1.5km walk in, can rent a bike or be driven in. There is ok lockers and a small zip line, Tarzan swing, and a neat diving platform. Afterwards we had some traditional Myan food at a little lunch spot, limited menu but foods was excellent, cooked on a neat... More 

Thank Kresten
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little cenote with the usual places to swing and jump. You will really enjoy the cool water here after climbing the pyramid at Ek Balam in the hot sun!

Thank Lachlan_GSydney
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice addition after visiting the ruins. With Ditznup and Zaci in downtown Valladolid, this is a top cenote.

Thank Marylou C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The cenote at Ek Balam isn't the one in the photo!? The cenote on the arqueológica site is X' Canché. Costs $50 mxn to get in. It's very deep, not a lot to hold on to ( one rope) and cold ...but not many tourists on a monday. There's a rope swing and a diving platform. Lots of fish and... More 

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Veurne, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A cenote is a cenote. They are well organized with safe box, shower etc. The water is clear with plenty of fish. The best part however is the local restaurant with some excellent native food.

Thank chiro55
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our family opted for a daytrip to Ek Balam Cenote / Ek Balam Ruins during our recent trip to Mexico. Located within a traditional mayan village, the cenote experience, is worth your while. While our boys (aged 7 and 9 years) opted for the stairs instead of repelling down into this cool natural cave, my husband and I made our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had it to ourselves. Well, strictly not true - we needed to share with the lizards, humming birds, kingfishers, and black fish with long whiskers. It's an amazing sight - a sinkhole with clear cool water, 42 degrees at top, but down here, chilled and pleasant. I'd ignore you the zipline and rope swings and just get in. It's... More 

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