Cenote Ik Kil, Mexico

Postcard: Cenote Ik Kil, Mexico

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines. Cenote Ik Kil is one of the most stunning cenotes in Mexico.

  • Ik Kil is a cenote outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico.
  • It is located at a close distance to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
  • It is also called the “Sacred Blue Cenote”.
  • It is it a perfectly round well-type cenote with exuberant vegetation, mini waterfalls and vines that wrap their way around the edges of the cenote and hang directly from overhead like a curtain.
  • The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metre below ground level.
  • It is about 60 metres in diameter and about 48 metres deep.
  • The water temperature in Ik Kil is around 23ºС.
  • There is a carved stairway that leads down to a swimming platform.
  • Ik Kil was considered sacred by the Mayans who used the site as a location for human sacrifice to their rain god, Chaac.
  • Cenotes or sinkholes are natural wonders of the state of Yucatán. It is estimated that there are more than 6.000, although only 2.400 are registered.
  • Cenote Ik Kil is one of the most famous cents in Mexico, so it is always very crowded.
  • It also got famous for hosting the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series from 2010 – 2014.

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