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Cenote Ik kil

Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
+52 999 437 0148
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 50 metres (164 ft) deep.There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote. The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site. Red Bull Diving Competition Ik Kil was a stop on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2010, 2011 and 2014
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Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cenote is incredibly beautiful, and it feels amazing to swim there. Only disadvantage is the popularity of the place, which caused our to be packed with people.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Ik-Kil as part of an additional to my visit to Chicken Itza. Didn't see the whole place, but there are restaurants, gift shops and restrooms available. You can go swimming in the Cenotes and I am sure they had much more to offer but...More

Thank Poonam R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to this place for a short time after going to Chichen Itza on our way back to Cancun. The place was pretty and I would have loved to go all the way down to the water but it was raining hard and was scared...More

Thank kait1yn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an example of how cenotes were used to be! But very well preserved. It gets crowdy so visiting early is recommended. There are restaurants outside. Very close to chichen itza so usually popular with the tourists. Due to the same reason not very...More

Thank Tinni13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool and refreshing swim in the cenote. Very good facility including locker rental, showers and restaurant.

Thank Dougquon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just recently visited this with my husband and it's absolutely amazing. It's incredible to see it in person. Can get a little crowded though, but worth checking out for sure!

Thank amber128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of this are breathtaking. We got a life jacket for our 10 year old, but I would have benefited from it so I could have explored more and taken more pictures. There were ropes throughout that help you stay afloat if needed. My...More

Thank cantalek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this place before going. We didn't swim when we reached but it was Super crowded in the cenote. The restaurant next door was where our tour took us to eat. Was mediocre at best . It was really a functional meal. Watch your...More

Thank Poonam K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sink holes in the region are an interesting geological feature and they are numerous. This one has a staircase down and area to jump Into the clear cold water. You are not allowed to wear sun screen or repellant in the water to protect...More

Thank Stacey O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very touristy cenote but very easy to enjoy after a hot trip round Chichen Itsa. There are a few kingfishers dipping and diving too.

Thank sephreniazalasta
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Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from MauiSusan111 | Reviewed this property |
Just stairs! It is a fair number, but there are handrails as far as I remember. At the bottom you can jump into the water, or most people go down a rope type ladder. Water is cold but you acclimate pretty quickly.
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Mario S
12 September 2017|
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Response from Trevor T | Reviewed this property |
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Momhas4boyz
22 June 2017|
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Response from Stanislav V | Reviewed this property |
I'd try early afternoon - 12:30-1. You can't really go in the morning because the water will likely be cold, and it gets overrun by crowds later in the afternoon. We got there around 3:30, and the place was a ZOO...
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