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Ik Kil Cenote - Pisté, Yucatán, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 20° 39.673 W 088° 33.031
16Q E 338480 N 2285425
Quick Description: Cenote Ik Kil (cenote means “natural well” in Spanish) is a large sinkhole on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula that’s sacred to the Mayans. The peninsula’s unique composition of porous limestone has resulted in several of these water-filled sinkholes.
Location: Yucatán, Mexico
Date Posted: 10/12/2011 7:16:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMCTW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik
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Long Description:
Cenote Ik Kil is one of most famous cenotes in the world, a sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, that resulted from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.

The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 40 metres (130 ft) deep.[1] There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote.

The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site.

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