Mexican cenotes – paradise on earth

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Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán, Mexico, It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours. The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 40 metres (130 ft) deep. There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim around.

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  1. I was here the other day while travelling through mexico, it’s a beautiful spot! There are ledges to leap off at the side as well. For a quieter swim get there before about 12 30 when the tour buses start to arrive in great numbers.

    Andy, May 17, 2013  -   Mexican cenotes – paradise on earth

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