Ik Kil Cenote

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Part of the Il Kil Archeological Park which is also home to a popular Maya Ruin, the Il Kil Cenote is open to the public for swimming and is commonly included as a part of area tours.

A stairway leads underground to the swimming platform of Il Kil Cenote, which is located about 85 feet below ground.


Set on the southeastern edge of Yucatan, Ik Kil Cenote happily welcomes vacationers who are rooming in this section of Mexico Not Caribbean. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. In case you're wondering, Chichen Itza is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest.

The Il Kil Cenote is relatively easy to find, set just off he Merida-Valladolid Highway.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the park. The closest place to eat to Ik Kil Cenote is La Casa Del Mayab, which is a convenient buffet. It is only about three miles away from the park, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your companions will find eateries like Xunan and Las Mestizas providing you with several restaurant choices.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Chichen Viejo (Old Chichen), which is a mile and a half away Yucatan. You might want to also think about checking out Steam Bath, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Ik Kil Cenote
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Chichen Viejo (Old Chichen) Historic Site 1.6 mi. (1.0 km) WNW 0.6 mi. South of Chichen Itza
Steam Bath Historic Site 1.7 mi. (0.3 km) NW Chichen Itza
Akab-Dzib Historic Site 1.7 mi. (0.3 km) NW Chichen Itza
Stacked Stones Historic Site 1.8 mi. (0.3 km) NW Chichen Itza
Nunnery Historic Site 1.8 mi. (0.3 km) NW Chichen Itza
Church (La Iglesia) Historic Site 1.8 mi. (0.4 km) NW Chichen Itza
El Caracol Historic Site 1.8 mi. (0.2 km) NW Chichen Itza
Colonnades Historic Site 1.9 mi. (0.3 km) NW Chichen Itza

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Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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