Chichen ItzaCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Yucatan, Mexico, Cancun
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +52-9858510137
- Ticket Price: 111 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Chichen Itza - Review
Mexico’s historical legacy is rich and varied and the Mayans have left a stunning mark on the country with their beautiful stone structures. To travel to Cancun and to not see one of these magnificent constructions would be certainly missing out on the essence of this destination. Luckily, the Chichen Itza, one of these stunning relics of the Mayan period lies at a very accessible distance from the city. And it is not for nothing that this place is the second most visited place in Mexico.
The Chichen Itza is an ancient city that lies in the Yucatean Penninsula. This Place is a part of the Seven Wonders of the World. The gorgeous, 24 meter tall pyramid called El Castillo is a wonderful example of Mayan Architecture. It is simply amazing to see what the Mayans could do with simple tools and stone. The stone carvings are certainly pretty but what is spectacular is the arrangement of the stones on top of one another. There are several smaller pyramids and other stone structures to see around this place. How they did it all without all our modern tools, no one knows. But it is certainly a great experience to see this architectural feat! Club this attraction along with other popular ones by customizing your trip with the help of Cancun trip planner.
The best way to enjoy this place will be to catch the sound at light show in the evening, the timings of which depend upon the season. Certainly a must visit if history attracts you enough! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cancun itinerary 3 days.
Chichen Itza Information
- It will take about 2 hours or so to reach Chichen Itza from Cancun by bus.
- Hiring a car to travel there you is a good option too.
- You can also take a tour through a local company. The cost of this will be around 450 pesos.
- Do not try to climb up the pyramid.
- The temperatures soar in summer so if you intend to go then, just try to schedule your visit early in the morning or in the evening.
How To reach Chichen Itza by Public Transport
- Piste is the closest bus and train station.
Restaurants Near Chichen Itza
- Hacienda Chichen-Vegetarian food
- Fonda-Mexican Food
- La Caridad Del Cobre-Mexican Cuisine
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chichen Itza
95% of people who visit Cancun include Chichen Itza in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
64.87% of people start their Chichen Itza visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chichen Itza
93.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chichen Itza
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It is surprising that most of these buildings has not been turned into ruins! Super well kept, what an exciting experience. What you see when you visit is one of the oldest places in the world, and to this day you can see the ORIGINAL hard work that was build long long time ago. Be aware, it is super hot! Bring a light short sleeve shirt and shorts, put on sunscreen and MOSQUITO REPELLENT(!!), and bring lots of water. But still, it is a super great experience!
This is one of the most fantastic places I've ever been. Absolutely stunning! It's definitely best to take a guided tour of this area as they fill you in on the history rich culture that existed here. So much amazing architecture to see. Definitely take sunblock, water, and some sturdy shoes (no flip-flops or heels people). Very enchanting place to visit. If you can unleash your imagination, you will travel back in time as you explore these mind blowing ruins. Good luck getting a picture of a pyramid without other tourist in it!
This is a "must go" once in a lifetime experience! The tours and guides are awesome! You can tell they really enjoy and love what they do. Don't be annoyed by the people at the booths trying to sell you everything they got along the way.... that's what they're supposed to do. Just don't be fooled, they say only for a $1 or almost free as a tactic, but still have good pricing, be willing to walk away and they will keep dropping that price too! Be sure to have plenty "pesos!!!" Understand the value diff between American dollars and pesos so they don't get you. Have fun!
Wonderful site with some amazing historical views. Go in the morning to keep the heat and humidity to a minimum. The entrance has bathrooms, rents umbrellas for the heat, and sells food and water. The ground is flat so no need for any fancy hiking boots. While I was there, bugs were non existent, however the midday and afternoon could be different. If you want to buy something from the souvenir vendors, bring cash. Most of souvenirs cost $1. All around amazing experience. I recommend Amigos Tour's if you want a tour group to drive you and guide you through the area.
Wow. What an experience! Definitely recommend doing this whilst in Mexico. Word of warning, it is boiling! You need plenty of water and an umbrella to shade you from the sun. Because its so far in land, there is no wind. Don't buy any of the fake goods from vendors as they will get taken from you at the airport. The price sounds good, but its not worth wasting the money. All wood work is doused in petrol so the termites don't bite through it. And all the silver will turn your skin green. Other than that, would recommend it!
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