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Address: | Near Mayan ruins of Ek Balam, Mexico
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Private Tour: Cenote Xcanche and Colonial City of Valladolid Day Trip
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First time visiting a sinkhole

Visited this sinkhole and it was our first time seeing something like this. Took so many pictures. Alot of people were swimming inside it.. but my girlfriend and I didn't bother... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sean D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this sinkhole and it was our first time seeing something like this. Took so many pictures. Alot of people were swimming inside it.. but my girlfriend and I didn't bother doing it. We found a bar instead and had a couple of margaritas which made the long journey to see it even more worth it. It's amazing though how... More 

Thank Sean D
Cozumel, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This cenote is beautiful! it is a deep cenote but open to the light. It was busy when we arrived here at less than an hour before closing. But it is a large cenote so it didnt feel to crowded in the water. There isnt much area to just sit outside of the cenote and there are no shallow areas.... More 

Thank Kailynn C
Cardigan, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We did this as part of a visit to Ek Balam from Valladolid. We've seen the cenote in the centre of Valladolid and although big, it doesn't look overly inviting to swim in and it gets very busy. X'Canche on the other hand is much calmer. We were there in the middle of the day and there were only 8... More 

Thank Digforwales
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place was the highlight of our trip. We stopped here after a trip to Chichen Itza. It was a hot day and a perfect way to cool down. We took the bike to the ceynote, and also rented life jackets. We spent about an hour there and we had the entire place to ourselves! I recommend not stepping on... More 

Thank lmjamaro
Lincoln, Nebraska
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very nice cenote. A great way to cool down after the ruins. Both times that I have been, only a handful of people there. Don't think about it, just go!! Check out Youtube channel, Psyclefreak, to see videos of this cenote and other things to do in the Yucatan.

1 Thank Psyclefreak
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Beautiful Cenote!!! Get there early (like before noon) to avoid the crowd. We got the whole thing to ourselves when we arrived around 10am.

Thank Ying Tung C
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Staying in the village of Ek Balam, we just toured the ruins and were ready for a refreshing cool down. We chose to walk 20 minutes to the entrance of the ceynote but I would take the pedi-cab offered the next time. I was ready to feel cool. We paid for the extras like repel and zip line. That was... More 

1 Thank SantaCruzan
Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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270 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Never have being to a place like this. Heard about it, but never being to one. This one in particular is fantastic. Went there before going to Chichen Itzá, and was worthy. The structure around is excellent, the swim incredible. They did build the stairs on the side of the hole, and It was perfect.

1 Thank D'Arrigo
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

After seen the Ek-Balam Mayan Ruins...We rented some bikes and left to see Cenote X' Canche, we were greeted by some guys who explains about the cenote, this guys were very nice and helpfull. Some of my friends got in the water I did not, after a while we went inside a building and enjoy some refreshments, I still have... More 

3 Thank ktracha
Seattle, Washington
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Run by local community members with sound ecological practices and nice facilities including changing rooms, bathrooms, picnic areas and a restaurant. This one is skipped by the tour groups so it is not crowded. The cenote has a series of stairs down to the water, ropes to swing from, and vines and tree roots hanging down. Water was clean and... More 

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