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Address: Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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529841475210
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This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of...

This natural well, spanning 60 meters in diameter and reaching a depth of 22 meters, was used by the Mayans as a sacrificial pit for virgins, warriors and even infants.

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Within the Chichen Itza complex

This is the main sacrificial Cenote close to the main Chitchen Itza buildings. It is where the human sacrifices were thrown. Its big open green water, not much to look at but its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main sacrificial Cenote close to the main Chitchen Itza buildings. It is where the human sacrifices were thrown. Its big open green water, not much to look at but its there, so have a look. The path from the main complex to the Cenote is lined with market stall selling all the usual Mexican souvenirs some good... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the poorer cenotes we visited on our stay. The water seems stagnate and the grounds were trashy. Wish it could be maintained better.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cenotes which are natural sinkholes that expose the water table to the surface, Cenote Sagrado which I visited and took a dip in, was the site of sacrifices for mayans during the time of drought. To swim you have to go down the steps to the sink hole and a shower before the swim and a life jacket are mandatory.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an interesting site, but it is essentially a big hole with green water in, you can't swim in it (not that you'd want to). Spend more time on the rest of the site of chichen itza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cenote supposedly was full of clean water back when the Mayans settled to build the pyramids, but now it's full of algae which is why the water is green. It is also said that treasures and people were thrown in there, so it's a bit chilling to know that, but it is nice. Lots of iguanas hang out there,... More 

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Thank Rebecca K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cenote provides very stark views. You see deep green set against the steep cliff drop. Makes you contemplate how good you have it these days without the fear of being sacrificed to the gods!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time to see the Sinkhole. However, the water was not clean unfortunately. So, I could not figure out how deep it is. Anyway it was a good experience.

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Thank Seungmahn
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the history is main point if this cenote but the whole walk way is littered with vendors attacking you so you can't even enjoy the nature around you and when you get there you have a big refreshment stand with per usual the traumatizing washroom experience that is felt all throughout mexico. The cenote water looks dingy and with... More 

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cenote is a bit long walk from the main site of Chichen Itza. It is of historic significance, but not that much to see here, actually.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It's a shirt walk from the main pyramids at Chichen Itza. It's beautiful with a very interesting history. I could almost picture how the Mayan people were using these sink holes for their rituals. Thanks to the amazing story-telling and information from our amazing guide!

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