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“True Mexico, Clean Facilities”
Review of Suytun Cenote

Suytun Cenote
Ranked #16 of 33 things to do in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence
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Chicago IL
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114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“True Mexico, Clean Facilities”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We visited as part of a packaged tour from Playa Maroma to Chichen-Itza. I was pleasantly surprised to find clean restrooms, a shower and changing area as well as a neat Mayan Indian performance in the Cenote itself. Unlike some other cenotes, this one is down actual stone stairs (instead of wooden) and can be slippery. Make sure to wear good walking shoes not flip-flops. The entrance fee is modest but be prepared to tip for the performance in the cenote. Some beautiful peacocks call this attraction home and if you have never heard them calling each other it is quite impressive. A small cafe and gift shop are also on site. I was pleased to find not only cold beer but also Diet Coke with Lime, Coke Zero and Sprite for very reasonable prices. My husband had two cold beers (XX Amber) and I had a Coke Zero and took along a Diet Coke with lime for under $10 US.

This was a couples visit for us but this attraction would be excellent for tweens or teens as well as all but the very old or very young. (due to slippery damp stone stairs)

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Perfect solitary place”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

As expected we were the only visitors in this cenote. Good refreshing experience on the road from Coba to Valladolid (some 3 km before the Valladolid on your right side) for just 30 pesos per person. Facilities are prepared for lots of people and are ok (it seems they can offer much more attractions if arranged in advance, like horses, cooking, show, even accomodation). What we enjoyed at the end is the solitude of local environment. People were busy with their own routine works and not pushing us buy anything or asking questions. So we were like transparent observers of people, peacocks, dogs, chicken, horses, etc. Real Mexico!

Visited May 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprising”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We were on our way from Playa del Carmen to Merida and decided to make a "pit stop" at this cenote. We had no previous information of the place = to the best of our knowledge it is largely unknown, like most of the cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula. We have already seen several cenotes in the past and we knew more or less what to expect. The entrance fee was 25 pesos per person and judging by the fact that we paid the other day 50 pesos for another underground cenote with nothing much for facilities and appearance we almost decided to skip the effort of the visit to the cenote itself. We decided to give it a try and we discovered the nicest cenote we have seen to date. The other couple has seen many cenotes and they also are of the opinion that the Suytun is second only to the Chichen Itsa - but it must be mentioned that no one of us is a specialist in the field. There was practically nobody in the cenote - which was fine with us. The signage of the place is excellent and so are the toilets and shower facilities - clean, spacious, and well equipped with modern automatic soap and paper towel dispensers fit for top of the line tourist attractions and not for a God forsaken place which for us was in the middle of nowhere - kind of....
There is a second cenote nearer to the entrance - but it was under maintenance during our visit. The one year baby that was with us enjoyed the small farm chicken, geese, peacocks and horse they had on the facility and we enjoyed a rest in the two hamacs they hang in the trees nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely grotto”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Very sweet spot. An underground large pond in a cave. But cannot judge for others. We were in our own group, entering pre-hours. For normal hours, I got the idea the place may be extremely crowded.

Visited December 2012
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Davis, California
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop and swim in the mystery”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Fun place to stop between Tulum and Valladolid. The Ceynote was huge and we were the only visitors. A cool place to swim. The water was a bit murky but felt safe. Facilities were fine with a new changing room.

Visited January 2013
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