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Address: Valladolid 92976, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Sacred and healing

If you want to visit one of Mayan sacred cenotes, I recommend this cenote. The location has two cenotes, but I prefer to go the X'Keken. You will enjoy the light which come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Nako G
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to visit one of Mayan sacred cenotes, I recommend this cenote. The location has two cenotes, but I prefer to go the X'Keken. You will enjoy the light which come through the ceiling hole. It is absolutely beautiful. We have been there four times so far. Yes, we love this cenote a lot! I recommend you to... More 

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Buckhorn, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish we had longer amount of time to spend here, but we were on our way to Merida by car and it was late afternoon.

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St. Peter, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Xkeken as soon as they opened and found it to be a peaceful and pleasant experience. Our kids really enjoyed swimming in the two cenotes. They are both more cave-like that hole-like, but you get fantastic photos once the sun shines through the holes in the roof! We had both cenotes to ourselves save for one or... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our kids to the this cenote park. It was very touristy, but overall we enjoyed the stop. The cenote was lit with electricity, there was an area to sit and watch or set down your swim towel, etc.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the solid cent movement in Mexico, most people told me once i had been in one i had been in them all but I disagree. Each one offered something different, where it was nested, getting down to the cent, atmosphere, water, places to jump. This was an exceptionally good one and loved every minute. They do get a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I've done over 20 cenotes and this one is a prime example of the big, deep cavern full of stalagmites and stalactites. The water feels pure and there not too many people. The mayans selling their wares are very sweet. And though I didn't partake in other activities, there are a lot. ATV, horses, drinking, eating. And what looked like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Cenotes are lovely but the tourist juggernaut they have constructed around them, starting with an attempt to upsell you to a package, followed by aggressive attempts to sell guide and photo services once you buy your ticket and completed with rows of shops you need to pass and decline to buy from before actually entering the cenote ruined the experience.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you are in Valladolid I would recommend visiting the cenote at Hacienda Oxman instead - much more beautiful, quieter, and cheaper. It's the same distance from Valladolid and if you are car-less you can easily cycle there on a pathway south of Calle 54. The cenotes at Samula and Xkeken were the least interesting of the 7 cenotes I... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tons of tourists and not pretty at all. We went to another cenote next to this that was so much better.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It is a special phenomenon to see, but the cenotes here are very commercialised. Merchandising everywhere.. It has a strange theme-park-feel. More of a downside: there is ¡POO IN THE WATER! In both cenotes we saw the turds floating around :-/ So, I don't think I would recommend it...

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