Ik-kil Cenote – How To Escape the Crowds

Ik-kil Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is located only about 5 minutes from Chichen Itza Archaeological Site. Its proximity to Chichen Itza makes Ik-kil a popular stop on group tour itineraries in the region.

Ik-kil Cenote

Open to the sky, Ik-kil’s water level lies approximately 85 ft below ground level. A stairway leads down to a swimming platform for easy access to the pool. More adventurous visitors can dive from various levels above the cenote.

Temperatures in the Yucatan’s interior tend to be higher than on the coast so a dip in Ik-kil is a welcome respite from the heat. The site opens at 8 am and most tour buses start arriving around 11 am. Planning to arrive before 11 am goes a long way in ensuring you won’t be sharing the experience with busloads of other people.

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