Ik kil





Cenote Ik kil is probably one of the most famous cenotes in the world and it’s only 3km from Chichen Itza.

The surface of this cenote is surrounded by beautiful vegetation.

As you step down the stone steps ( which are very slippery by the way), you will find small balconies from which you will be able to admire the beauty that surrounds you. At the end of the stairs you will find a platform from which you will be able to descend into incredibly clean and pleasant cold water.

What delighted me is the liana that you can watch while swimming on your back, and those are hanging from the rim of cenote



Bring your towel.

To avoid the crowd the best is to come earliest you can (if you are going by your car) or you can try to come almost before they are closing it.

Hours: It's open from 8am till 5pm.

Cost: 80 pesos for adult and 40 pesos for a child.

Be aware that you will probably need to rent locker (its forbidden to go down to cenote with backpack or a bag) and life jacket. Locker is 30 pesos and life jacket 30 pesos.

Parking spot is free.

Map from Chichen Itza to Cenote Ik kil:

How to get to Cenote from Chichen Itza