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Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Water Body
Swim in sacred Mayan waters at Cenote Ik kil, a naturally formed water basin, 60 m (200 ft) in diameter and located 26 m (85 ft) below ground level. Twinkling, clear waters fill the pool, decorated by hanging vines cascading from the treetops above. Step down the ornately carved limestone stairway to reach the swimming platform, where refreshing 35 m (114.8 ft) deep waters await. Keep your eyes out for the shoal of black catfish that call the cenote their home--don’t worry, they don’t bite. When you’re feeling rejuvenated, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the surrounding restaurants. Arrange to visit Cenote Ik kil and other attractions in Chichen Itza using our Chichen Itza trip planner.
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  • We hv done several; this Cenote is the best with open top, huge, deep, well equipped. Of course people would tell u many tourists are coming, but why ? It’s impressive... just go by 11am or after 3pm....  more »
  • What a beautiful and magical place. In awe of our Creator. Went first to Chichen Itza early from about 9 am to right before 11 am. Go early! Got here at 11 am in awe viewing the top and climbing...  more »
  • when in Yucatan,Mexico ,look for the cenotes.
  • I’m not one to write a review for anything but WOW. I went into this tour with lower expectations as pictures are almost always an exaggeration but IT’S NOT! This Cenote is amazing, the second you walk in - it’s breath taking and the pictures don’t even do it justice. I HIGHLY recommend if you’re looking for that picture perfect experience, and are a good swimmer - I can not recommend enough!

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