Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza

4.3
#1 of 62 in Parks in Yucatan
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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  • Truly a beautiful place to visit. It was just such an amazing experience to see the cenote from above and then descend down to the water level and such a pretty sight. The water is freezing cold so a....  more »
  • Very well organised with a lot of changing rooms. The water is very very cold as the cenote is very deep. Fortunately there are ropes put on the water surface so if someone is in trouble they can...  more »
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  • 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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