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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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Cool off in the Cenote

We visited the Cenote after Chechen Itza, was a perfect opportunity to cool off on a really hot day. Was too cold, and too much effort for me but, great for younger visitors.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Slough, United Kingdom
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the grounds of Chicen Itza is this sacred cenote. Jacque Cousteau did some excavating here and found many relics, gold and even funeral urns at the body of this holy place. Mystical and awe inspiring for sure.

Thank Constance G
Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Cenote after Chechen Itza, was a perfect opportunity to cool off on a really hot day. Was too cold, and too much effort for me but, great for younger visitors.

Thank lisealleyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a little ways away from all the main 'buildings' and there is nothing much to see there. The path there is loaded with vendors and it's just not really worth the detour

Thank Gavynn W
Niteroi, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The cenote ("underground lake") is not so beautiful, the water looks polluted. But it's historically interesting. Here the mayans throwed sacrifices (including humans) and treasures to offer to the gods.

Thank Htsuji
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this while visiting ChiChen Itza. It is a good walk from the other main places to see onsite and once you get there there is not much to see, personally I would not recommend this to my friends. Spend more time at the other sites within ChiChen Itza.

1 Thank Juste1
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lot of reviewers have submitted their reviews in the incorrect place. This is the cenote actually in the Chichen Itza site and it is not accessible, though you can get a view from above and learn about its role centuries ago. Apparently there is evidence that this was used as a sacrifice site during the Mayan empire. The cenote... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A bit of a walk from the main site but the reason why the complex was built. Fascinating history surrounding this area.

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arroyo grande,ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

beautiful cenote and very special place for the mayans. would love to dive it but it is not accessible.

Thank brent b
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Excelent place used to sacrify the virgins were thrown from a small altar located at the top of the cenote.

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited on our way back from Chichen Itza. Beautiful area. We did not swim this time but you could rent towels and life preserver if you are not a good swimmer. Also had places to purchase adult beverages as well as sodas and snacks

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