Ik- Il Cenote

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    The Ik-Kil cenote, venerated by the Mayas, looks like a natural paradise in an archaeological park full of trees and exotic animals just 3 kilometers from the archaeological zone of Chichen Itza, 35 minutes from the city of Valladolid and only one and a half hours from the city of Merida, Mexico.

    In the heart of the Rivera Maya is this pool, which is nothing more than a natural formation of karstic origin and open air, which has a depth of about 40 meters. Going down the access stairs to the cenote, there are two viewpoints; in any of them the views are idyllic. To get to the cenote you have to go down the steps that lead to the underworld, or at least that's what the Mayans believed.

    For those who like to do tourism in contact with nature, this site is ideal, with its habitat of wild birds, such as toucans, parrots, mockingbirds, fly hunters, turquoise mot-mot, cardinals in an environment full of plants. The beauty of the place where the Ik-Kil cenote is located stands out, that is why it is presented as an ideal place for tourists who want to spend a pleasant time enjoying its fresh waters and nature.

    For the Mayans, the word cenote meant a cave with water. It's basically an underground cavity that because of the passage of time and the rains, the limestone rocks have been filtering the water until they create a well. The Ik Kil Cenote has lodging areas, so you can enjoy a relaxing weekend in the local cabins. It also has craft shops right there to acquire a beautiful souvenir of that tour. As far as the gastronomic part is concerned, there is a restaurant that is located within the same park with offers of delicious meals.

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    In Guatemala is located an archaeological assembly formed by the ruins of Tikal, that was one of the most important centers of the first period of the first Mayan empire (320 to 987 dC).