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Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo | 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97753, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 985 851 0002
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft)...

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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Must see after Chichen Itza

A few minutes drive away from Chichen is the beautiful Ik Kil cenote. After a few hours exploring the ruines it's very refreshing to swim in the beautiful waters of the cenote... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A few minutes drive away from Chichen is the beautiful Ik Kil cenote. After a few hours exploring the ruines it's very refreshing to swim in the beautiful waters of the cenote. There is also a restaurant and a café, perfect for a break

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cenotes - priceless 👌🏾defiantly worth the time and money - it is a shame your not there longer !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the only cenote I visited during my trip. We went to Chichen Itza early and head to Ik Kil cenote right after so there wasn't lots of people to the point that it would distract you from the cenote's beauty. The jump was fun. The view is really beautiful. The water is a bit cold. Not for snorkeling.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was something amazing, but a little but too crowded for my liking. The lake is 50 meters deep, so only swim without a life jacket if you are a confident and good swimmer. Life jackets can be rented locally and you can also rent lockers for 30 pesos if you don't want to leave your bags on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Must do... No questions asked. It's amazing. Towels and life jackets are for rent on site. They also have lockers. Water is cold but worth it. Admission is free! They also have a little restaurant and swimming pool to use as well. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just jump off the high ledge. You will. E so glAd you did! Clean, showers, lockers, secure, plenty of parking. We got there before crowds (thank goodness) and were one of five cars. Then five bus loads arrived as we were leaving. By far the best cenote experience so far .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went as part of an included day trip to chichen itza but it was really beautiful. You can swim in the water and even do a jump as it is very deep. It is exactly as it looks in the pictures, idyllic. You do not need long, an hour will suffice and then continue on with your day. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of our chichen itza tour and we didn't have long which was disappointing but the time we did have I loved. You need to leave your things in a locker and please be careful down the stairs and they are wet and slippery. Once your there you can see how amazing the view is and don't be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on every tour to Chichen Itza so it can be jammed packed with people trying to swim in this cenote. It's a small, deep cenote and, if you're not a great swimmer, a life vest is recommended. There are about 90 steps (I counted!!) to climb down (& up), so keep that in mind in case this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cool (literally and figuratively) spot to stop if going to Chichen Itza. There is even a little ledge to jump from. This was the site of the Red Bull free dives not too long ago.

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