Ik Kil

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  • Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo, 97751 Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico, Cancun
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, View Point, River, Family And Kids, Nature

Located about 190 Kilometers (120 miles) north and west of the world famous resort town of Cancun, the Ik Kil is a cenot that offers amazing experiences to those who visit it. cenotes are considered to be an integral part of any tour to Cancun and Yucatan. There are no surface rivers in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. All rivers are underground. A cenote is a spot where the limestone has collapsed into this underground water system. Usually the roof has collapsed to create an opening and one heck of a swimming hole. Some access large caverns that are suitable for scuba diving while others are more suited as excellent swimming holes. There are an estimated 7,000 cenotes in the Yucatan to choose from with Ik Kil being recognized as one of the most beautiful. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cancun itinerary 3 days.

  • This big hole is 85 feet below ground level so you have to get there somehow. A circular staircase has been carved out of the limestone making for an easy walk down to the water. There are access windows carved out in two spots on the way down affording great views for pictures.
  • Ik Kil is refreshingly fresh and cold, cold, cold. After spending a hot and humid day at the Chichen Itza archeological site, the water is just what you need. Black Catfish swim here but no worries; they don’t bite and just add to the mystique.

  • Prices will vary as per the tour operator you will be choosing.

  • Your timings to visit shall depend on the tour operator to which you will be tied to.

  • The only way to reach there would be to travel with the tour operator.

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  • Ik Kil Address: Carretera Costera del Golfo, 97751 Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico, Cancun
  • Ik Kil Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ik Kil Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ik Kil(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ik Kil: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 46.29% of people who visit Cancun include Ik Kil in their plan

  • 50.36% of people start their Ik Kil visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Ik Kil

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

93.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ik Kil

People normally club together Chichen Itza and Iberostar Cancun Golf Course while planning their visit to Ik Kil.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Absolutely breathtaking. An amazing place to experience. The water was so clean & refreshing. Stairway had handrails and was very safe. Staff was most helpful. Would love to spend more time here.

  • This was part of our trip to Chentenitza. It was beautiful. Recommend renting a life vest for 1.45. It makes it much more comfortable to relax and float in this 150 deep cenote. Lots of people that are not good swimmers out there so a life vest is a good idea. Suggest a water proof case for your camera too with a strap.

  • this may be the epitome of what a Cenote looks like, sad to say that it might have been if only there were no major constructions done. The natural vibe to it is no more. I did not even swam here as it doesn't look appealing. It is better in the photos. 😞 if only they remain its natural beauty..

  • Great place! Totally worth coming! Although it gets a lot of people, but if you could come in earlier around 1-2pm, it was about right amount of people and we got to have so much fun taking pictures and swim down there. Beautiful place that you just need to come early and try to avoid the crowd and you will have great experience like I did.

  • Very touristy. I suggest arriving early, but it is a must see if you are in the area. Such a beautiful spot!

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