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Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 984 147 5210
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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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Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
+52 984 147 5210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cenote is not as pretty as ik-kil and we only went as this is in the Chichen Itza grounds. It was just ok for us.

Thank kait1yn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire archaeological site at Chichen Itza is amazing so I recommend taking a guided tour to see it all. This cenote is NOT usually on a tour because it is a distance to walk from the main archaeological attractions. The tour guides will explain...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great site to visit in Chichen Itza, the place were human sacrifices were executed and dead bodies thrown to Cenote deep waters...

Thank tozepinto
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This cenote is considered a sacred area, but it is stagnant green water in a hole with a history of throwing people in. Not much to look at and you have to pass a gauntlet of Mayans selling every trinket and souvenir that you could...More

Thank Chet S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is within the Chichen Itza complex, but kind of hidden be missed. It is a short stroll away from el Castillo. Unfortunately, you have to walk through a path full of aggressive vendors. Arrive early and you will avoid it. There are restrooms near...More

Thank Vera L
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Well I am sure you will visit several cenotes during your stay in Mexico, but well this is the sacred one next to Kukulklan. Just 5 minutes walking, it deserves a visit once you are there. This 5 minutes walking are under the shadows.

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hidden gem ! Short walk from the pyramids- this cenote was lovely! Was nice to get a cold drink here away from the heat !

Thank Kimberly202
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This place is were the sacrifice of the noble woman take place, But understand first its religuos base

1  Thank richard m
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A great experience swimming in the water. It's important that you can swim as the water is a different consistancy.

Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After coming and seeing it is very interesting however I couldn't bring myself to swim with everyone else

Thank Kelly L
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Pamela Q
9 December 2016|
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Response from Liliana M | Reviewed this property |
the local guides are at the entrance, not at the Cenote. I totally encoraje to get one because you a can learn so much about the place.
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James F
9 March 2016|
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Response from leslie s | Reviewed this property |
When i went to the tour i left from my hotel to chichen itza, then to valladolid, to my undertanding there are two cenotes, one which the cenote sagrado at chichen itza which you can not swim there, from the great pyrimad to... More
8 March 2015|
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Response from runawaywinterbirds | Reviewed this property |
Just be careful of the sun, and the heat..!.