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Cenote X Batun

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Gorgeous and refreshing

We had a great experience here, visiting following a morning at Uxmal. We found X Batun to be a bit crowded so we went over to the Cenote Dzonbacal first (both are included in... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a great experience here, visiting following a morning at Uxmal. We found X Batun to be a bit crowded so we went over to the Cenote Dzonbacal first (both are included in admission) and had that cenote briefly to ourselves (about noon on a weekday). When we got back, the crowd had thinned a bit. Either way, recommend... More 

Thank jrf25
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

You can't make this kind of thing up. Gorgeous, clean and great fun. Very few tourists, it's simply nature at its best

2 Thank tanjawessels
Portland, Oregon, United States
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited several Cenotes during our recent trip to Merida. X'batun was the nicest. A quiet setting and few other visitors when we arrived about 3 PM on a weekday. It is located 49 km from Merida off the road from Merida-Muna (261). A road at kilometer 39 to the West towards the former Cacao plantation. 2.5 km further is... More 

4 Thank Samuel W
Bologna, Italy
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visit this one and also Dzonbakal as part of an organized tour. I loved them. Two different structures, but both beautiful, with crystal and warm water. Great experience. Make sure to bring your swimsuit.

2 Thank HellenValigia
Seattle, Washington
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182 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A little tricky to find, but worth it. We went on a weekday and had it to ourselves. Beautiful deep turquoise color, easy access, open cenote run by a local community (San Antonio de Mulix). Entry fee gets you into two cenotes but one was closed for maintenance.

2 Thank Rorinho
Merida, Mexico
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

While these cenotes are indeed pretty, and so much so that they have been used in music videos and telenovelas, the overcrowding is constantly getting worse. I strongly discourage anyone from visiting them (there are two) on weekends or holidays during warm weather. It will not be idyllic, it will not be peaceful and it will certainly hold no magic.... More 

7 Thank BillLawson
Wurzburg, Germany
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409 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This cenote is really one of the most beautiful one. The problem is many people knows that so its very crowded. You should go either early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the buses still not there or are going. You can swim and snorkel and the price is good for the entrances to two cenotes. Don't... More 

1 Thank ralfkrueger2211
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This cenote is literally the most beautiful one we visited during our trip. There are those fish which start to bite your legs, like a pedicure :) the blue color gets darker behind, where it gets deep. the location is stunning, the water is clean and nicely cold, and together with the other cenote we paid 50 MXN per person,... More 

3 Thank aichinka
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, although very crowded, would go either early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Souvenir shopping very expensive - much cheaper elsewhere.

6 Thank Joanne Mortimor... M
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100 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

One year later I have come again! Really romanitc. Place used to film the famous mexican telenovelas. Amazing place to swim and snorkel. Price includes entrances to two cenotes. Relaxing and beautiful!! Really fun place to visit! I recommend before you go take a very looked up map of the location as it is tricky to get there. You go... More 

5 Thank Graziella_Elizabeth

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