Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
No
Hike-in Required
No
Sensitive Habitat
No
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Cenote Ik Kil, sometimes mistakenly referred to as Cenote Chichén Itzá owing to its location just 5 kilometers east of Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site and frequently visited afterward, is a large open air cenote that makes for a scenic swimming location.

Cenote Ik Kil is a beautiful and popular cenote within a commercial development that includes restaurants, bars, gift shops, and lodging. This is the type of commercial development where employees dress up in traditional Mayan outfits. It is an extremely popular tour bus stop for those on their way to or from the nearby archaeological site.

The cenote itself is beautiful, with landscaped vines and waterfall draping far down into the cerulean waters below and green vines running along the walls. Inside the sinkhole, lifeguards are on duty, and wooden ladders descend into the water from stone decks. You can also opt to jump into the pool from the platforms (approximately 3 meters high) beside the lifeguard station.

The feeling of floating on your back while looking up at the clouds floating by through the large opening is magical. Lockers, life jackets and towels are available for rent beside the showers for MX$30 each. Cenote Ik Kil is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is MX$80 per adult and MX$40 per child.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Beautiful.

Cons

Large crowds.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Covered picnic areas
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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