Travel Tuesday

by - June 06, 2017

Il Kil Cenote Mexico

When my husband and I traveled to Tulum, Mexico in August of 2016 we visited Il Kil.  It is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen and beyond magical to swim in.  All the photos in this post are my own, they are unedited and were shot on an old iPhone but the beauty and magnificence of Il Kil is so amazing that if I shot this photos with a disposable camera they still would have been great.  So decided to leave them unedited.  

If you have never heard of a cenote before you are missing out (the link takes you to proper explanation).  Cenotes are naturally occurring sinkholes of all different shapes and sizes, often with caves and natural wildlife, they are abundant in the Yucatan Peninsula.  In my four visits to Tulum I have visited about seven cenotes.  

Il Kil is about a three hour car or bus ride from Tulum.  My husband and I booked a tour with ITours located in the center of Tulum.  It was cheap as heck, served us lunch at a restaurant with entertainment (dance and music performane) and took us to Chichen Itza as well.  Chichen Itza is one of the seven wonders of the world, but more about it another day. 

The water in Il Kil is dense which was very interesting but clear and dark at the same time.  It is full of catfish who swim by but don't bite, I tried to chase them and get a touch but it was impossible.  We had to climb down a long, steep and winding staircase made from the natural stone to get to the main landing where you just jump in or take a ladder in.  We jumped.  We swam for about an hour and it was heavenly.  There are actually no words that can express how much I enjoyed swimming there so I'll stop boring you with words like, unreal, magical, heavenly etc.  Enjoy the photos!

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