Cenote Ik Kil is one of the most popular cenotes in Mexico. It is located in Yucatán just 5.7 km from the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza, which is also one of the seven new wonders of the world. Visitors are allowed to swim in the Cenote for a small fee.
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Arriving at Cenote Ik Kil
When you arrive at Cenote Ik Kil you will be greeted with a beautiful sight of yellow bungalows and paths that have yellow rocks smartly aligned on the sides. The fresh breeze will gently slap your beautiful faces as you make your way to the Cenote. Take a minute to capture this beautiful and colorful sight before heading over to the Cenote.
Swimming in Cenote Ik Kil
You are allowed to swim in the Cenote for a fee of $5 (November 2016 fees). To get to the water hole, visitors go down 26m via steps. The actual water hole is 60 meters wide and 40 meters deep. The water is very blue and clean. If you don’t mind wetting your hair, you can climb a few meters up the side steps and jump in. It is so much fun and the Cenote is deep enough to accommodate any height. If you go in the afternoon, the Cenote can be crowded especially at the water hole where people flock to deep in the water. Usually people will be driving from Chichen Itza hence the reason why the place is crowded in the afternoon.
Location & getting there: Cenote Ik Kil is located along the highway to Valladolid.
If you are driving from Chichen Itza, it is only an 8 minute drive to Cenote Ik Kil. The road you will take is Carr. Costera del Golfo/Merida – Valladolid/Valladolid – Merida/México 180 E.
Cenote Ik Kil has public bus tours that depart from Cancun and hotels in the Riviera Maya daily. They can also make a stop at Chichen Itza.
Address: Cenote Ik Kil, Carr. Mérida – Puerto Juárez Km. 122, Tablaje Catastral 510, 97753 Xcalacoop, Yucatan, Mexico.
Opening hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entrance fee: Individual adult ticket is 70 Pesos ($5); children pay 35 Pesos ($2.50).
For more information on Cenote Ik Kil visit their website.
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