Little says paradise like clear blue waters, verdant vegetation and gentle waterfalls. Who’d have thought you could find these things down a sinkhole? Actually, more people would know this than you might think because they know about Cenote Ik Kil, a beautiful sinkhole just outside Pisté in the Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán, Mexico.

Cenote Ik Kil is located in the Ik Kil Eco-archaeological Park, just 3 km from Chichén Itzá and Pisté. Called the “Sacred Blue Cenote,” it is a perfectly round well-type cenote with beautiful vegetation and waterfalls.

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The sinkhole provides an ideal place for swimming, with its clear blue water and 196-feet-wide and about 130-feet-deep pool. It is an open cenote, or sinkhole, that sinks about 85 feet from the surface. A grand stairway leads you down to the water, where you can take a refreshing swim among breathtaking scenery.

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Entrance to the pool is 70 pesos, and it is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. There is also an excellent buffet style restaurant here, as well as bungalows for overnight stay.

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Enjoy the beauty of Cenote Ik Kil, a natural aquarium that is ideal for snorkeling and provides a safe space for kids of all ages to encounter tropical fish. You can also visit the protected Xel-Ha inlet nearby, which is described as “a place to share in celebrating the biological parade of the Riviera Maya.”

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The open-sea aquarium of Cenote Ik Kil offers so much for your whole family, including water activities like snorkeling and floating on the lazy river. The park is All Inclusive, which means all your food, drinks, snorkeling equipment, towels and lockers are included in the price.

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Cenote Ik Kil offers beautiful scenery, wonderful activities and rather comfortable surroundings. It is part of a larger complex that will make sure that all your needs are catered to. As mentioned above, there is a restaurant to eat in and cottages for rent, but the site also contains a store, changing rooms, and an often-visited Mayan ruin.

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