Cenote is a karst formation - Lake wells, and sometimes the whole cave complex with underground rivers and temporary access to the sea. Yucatan Peninsula, entirely built of limestone. As a result of a long erosion of limestone by groundwater formed Cenote.

On the surface of the cenote it looks like a kind of well, which at a certain distance from the earth's surface is water. Sometimes this distance is several tens of meters. The Indians called cenotes "mouths". Sometimes Cenote look very mystically by plant roots, coming down from the surface to the water. In ancient times the Indians used cenotes as a source of drinking water, as well as for ritual ceremonies and sacrifices. On the historical artifacts, as well as human remains found the bottom of some of the cenotes. Cenotes are located only on the Yucatan Peninsula and on the nearby islands of the Caribbean.

A total of Yucatan there are over 6000 cenotes, but recorded and available for visits only 2400. Today, cenotes - a natural tourist attraction plan. Some Cenote become recognized dive centers. One of the most famous cenotes considered Dos Ojos (App. Two eyes). Some Cenote competitions in jumping from a height. But for the most part Cenote visited by tourists, for that would bathe, swim and snorkel, and simply enjoy the beautiful natural formation.

Map cenotes in the Yucatan in Mexico

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

The most famous with a raccoon, is Cenote Ik Kil. The depth of Cenote Ik Kil about 42 meters, the distance from the surface of the water to the ground about 25 meters, a diameter of 61 meters. To date, the cenote is a whole tourist complex, shops, cafes, cottages for housing. There were competitions in jumping from a height organized by «Red Bull». Here come the organized groups of tourists. At the same time, any historical or natural place to some extent loses its individuality with increasing tourist syrup, the same thing with the Cenote Ik Kil. Today Ikil cenote most popular among tourists. What would catch the cenote without the crowds of tourists, it is necessary to visit early in the morning.

Cenote Ik Kil hotels

Cenote Ik Kil is located on the hotel Cabañas y Bungalows Ik kil, next to the cenote there are still hotel Hotel Dolores Alba Chichen Itza.

Cenote Ik Kil how to reach

Cenote Ik Kil is located three kilometers from Chichen Itza, so if you get on the bus, you must first get to Chichen Itza.

How to get to Chichen Itza
From Cancun ADO bus the journey takes about three hours, the price of 236 pesos (about $ 20) each way.
From Playa del Carmen on the ADO bus the journey takes about four hours, the price of 316 pesos each way.
From Merida ADO bus the journey takes about one and a half hours, the price of 142 pesos each way.
Travel prices are subject to change, according to this it is better to check the company's website http://www.ado.com.mx.

Cenote Ik Kil travel photos

Cenote Ik Kil
Cenote Ik Kil, is the most famous and popular in the Yucatan around it formed a tourist complex, which includes homes, shops and points of supply.

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The surrounding area is very beautiful nature cenote.

Cenote Ik Kil
The depth of Cenote Ik Kil about 42 meters, the distance from the surface of the water to the ground about 25 meters, a diameter of 61 meters.

Cenote Ik Kil
What to visit and photograph the cenote without heaps of tourists, the need to come here early in the morning.

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The roots of the plants in the cenote descend from the surface to the water, is thus rather unusual sight.

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

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