Cenote Ik Kil
The Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its many – canal lakes and cave complexes, which are located throughout its territory. In ancient times, the Mayan Indians used water in their canopy for the purpose of drinking and considered these places sacred, bringing sacrifices. Of the existing more than 6,000 cannons, officially registered 2,400 that are allowed to attend. Senot Ik Kiel is considered the most famous and popular among tourists.
He is the hallmark of Mexico. This is the deepest well of the peninsula. Ik Kiel used to be an underground cave with water, but heavy rains failed the upper surface. As a result, a karst lake with a depth of more than 50 meters appeared. The height of the walls formed is 25 meters. A natural-sized senot with a diameter of 60 meters has an absolutely round shape.
To get down, steps made of stones are arranged in the hay of Ik Kiel, the stairs descend on a semblance of a spiral. In several places, specially equipped observation platforms are designed so that guests can admire the beauty of the surrounding area.
The walls of the Senate are also strengthened with the aim of creating an unearthly environment, decorated with stalactites, waterfalls and lush tropical vegetation.
The water in Ik Kiel is very pure turquoise. Through this shade, the sensor got the second name « Holy Blue Sensor ».
Due to the large content of limestone and plankton, black carps live here. The water temperature becomes 22-25 degrees Celsius, which contributes to comfortable swimming in the pond. It was believed that, having bathed in the lake-senote, Ik Kiel, acquired inner peace, insight, solitude with nature and was filled with additional strength and energy. Unlike other hayfields where diving is possible, Ik Kiel is only allowed to swim.
Legends say that it was here that the kings of the May tribe spent time with the beauties- concubines, enjoying the simultaneous enjoyment of the beauty of nature and woman.
You can get here by spending 10 minutes from the Chichen-Itsa archaeological zone. Having visited this attraction created by nature, tourists receive unforgettable emotions and impressions.