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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
+52 999 437 0148
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect when we got here, but the experience was just amazing. The water hole is deep down, and it is a hike down the stairs to get to it. The water is nice and refreshing after a day at Chichén...More

Thank Hiram S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had driven ourselves to Chichen Itza and then to Ik kil. Obviously by driving we could have chose any cenote but as we had done Chichén Itza early we thought it wouldn't be too crowded and were very keen for a refreshing swim after...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wanted to visit this location since I first learned of it! I was able to visit through an excursion offered through Carnival Cruise, which also included a visit to Chi Chen Itza. There is some walking and climbing stairs. I failed to bring my...More

Thank Leah G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Completed as part of a day tour of Chichen Itza, this Cenote is the one used for the Red Bull dive competition until 2014. We'll organised location with buffet restaurant, ice creams, drinks, etc. Lockers (small charge), changing rooms, and even life jackets if you...More

Thank MartinMiles63
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While we where visiting Chichén Itza they offer us a special deal to visit the ik kil cenote. Which was about 5 min away from there. That place was amazing it look very different in person vs the pictures that we saw. Not recommended for...More

Thank Raul O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just down the road from Chichen Itza (3km), and it was so nice to swim here after a warm day out and about. You’re able to hire a locker or life vest if you wish, but these aren’t necessary.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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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.
Mario S
12 September 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...