One of the best things we did on our trip to Mexico was visit the Ik Kil Cenote near Chichen Itza. This cenote was crammed with tourists, but we didn’t mind too much. After the hot day in Chichen Itza, we loved coming here. I would highly suggest going to Chichen Itza first, then coming here to get wet and cool off.
Ik Kil is a cenote, or a natural pit, or sinkhole that you can swim in! Located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, this cenote is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza, is open to the public for swimming, and costs just 80 pesos to enter.
Because there are so many people jumping into the water, they do not want to pollute it with sunscreens. You have to rinse off before getting in!
Here’s the view from above! The vines are incredible and the water is so blue with the sun so bright.
There are limestone steps where you walk down into the 60ft cenote!
One of the things that make this place so fun is the cliff jumping! You are able to walk up the steps and jump off at whatever level you want!
I absolutely loved the Ik Kil Cenote and we will definitely be looking to find some other good ones!
Traveling to Mexico and looking for other places to check out?
- Check out my guide to Puerto Morelos here!
- Look inside Chichen Itza in this post.
- Read this to see what I have to say about safety in Merida, Mexico.
Thinking about having your wedding or elopement in Mexico?
Check out this couple’s beautiful destination wedding!