Ik KilCurrently Open
- 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
Ik Kil - Review
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.
Ik Kil Information
- 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.
Ik Kil Ticket Prices
- Prices will vary as per the tour operator you will be choosing.
Ik Kil Hours
- Your timings to visit shall depend on the tour operator to which you will be tied to.
How To reach Ik Kil by Public Transport
- The only way to reach there would be to travel with the tour operator.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ik Kil
46.44% of people who visit Cancun include Ik Kil in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50.36% of people start their Ik Kil visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Ik Kil
93.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ik Kil
Ik Kil Trips
Ik Kil, Cancun Reviews
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..
Beautiful place but overpack with people and the place smells like urine and feces in the water especially if you do the big jump. Be prepared to get kicked at least 10 times as I did and there are ropes going from end to end to help people swim but idiots would stand on them in the water not allowing kids to hold on or any other short human beings. So if you can swim and want to enjoy the Cenote then get a life vest or you’ll drown or be bored staying on the sideline.
The swimming hole is truly a natural wonder. Clean, cool, beautiful. That is where it ends though. First of all, there are way too many people in the park. The changing facilities are packed. 15-20 minute wait to rent a locker. Wait in line to have a shower. Wait in line to walk down in to the Cenote. Wait in line to get into the cenote. Swim among hundreds of other swimmers. Then wait in line to get out. Tacky stores and restaurants are everywhere. I was just glad to get out of there.
Very unique off the path sinkhole that is quite the site to see. The sinkhole is a little bit of a walk to get down to but has an overlook if you just want to watch and enjoy some of the treats available on site. The gift shop was one of the better ones we found and of course they are willing to deal. This was the last stop of a day trip to a Mayan village and the Mayan pyramids and was a good end to a great day
Very nice swimming hole, 80 pesos to enter. Unfortunately it's packed even during low season in late afternoon, probably because the Cancun/Tulum day tour busses to Chichen stop here after the ruins (3-5 pm would be my guess). Consider going early or very late (4:30) to avoid the herds.