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- 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
About Chichen Itza, Cancun
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
64.67% of people start their Chichen Itza visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chichen Itza
93.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Cancun Reviews
Awe inspiring site. There is so much more the Chichén Itzá than just the main pyramid we typically think of. Plan on a couple hours to see everything and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, etc. we arrived right at the 8am opening and it was already busy, but not so much you couldn’t get solo photos without hordes of tourists. By 10 that had changed and the whole place is swarmed with hawkers and tour groups. Even still it was completely worth the 254 peso entrance fee. The Castillo really is amazing as are many of the other ruins and we had a fantastic time seeing everything!
Make sure to arrive early! We rented a car to try and beat the tour buses, got there around 8:30 and ended up in the back of the parking lot. Ticket line moved fast maybe 15 people in front of us. Grab drinks, potty, sunscreen, etc before you go through turnstile there is nothing inside. It was a sight to see my son said "wow I didn't know it would be so big!". We spent about an hour walking around getting photos looking at souvenir stands then we where ready to eat. We decided to eat there and prices were okay, food was decent. When we left it was a mad house could barely get to the bathrooms. Parking lot looked like an amusement park buses taxis everywhere. On our way out we saw they where selling parking spots about a half mile away and it was full so again arrive early.
Amazing place well marketed, and worth the trip. My wife and me stayed all day long since we went on our own and not part of a tour. Although, if you want more information than the one on each monument, which is too merely, you must hire a local guide or buy a leaflet or the tour guide booklet in the library since none info is free. Try to get there as early as possible since this archaeological place tend to get really crowded. If you are part of a tour, prepare to run looking just a tiny part since this place is huge with lots of ruins to be covered for 2 to 3 hours trip. So, you may see part of it, and probably the most icons of it. But, honestly this place deserve to be visited and detailed at all. Giving 4 stars due to the fact that it could be a bit more organized due to the important past of humanity. Although, I would recommend to visit it hands down.
This place is so much larger than you think! It is an entire city complex and we were able to get pictures of over 20 buildings. I would recommend the deluxe tour with Cancun Adventures. They are very knowledgeable and some of them are Mayan, so it is very personal to them. They also have a market for souvenirs if you are game to haggle. This is a must trip if you visit Eastern Mexico 😀.
A beautiful historic site with plenty to see. Visiting the ruins helps you realize how massive and advanced the society that lived there were. I toured this site on a cruise ship excursion so my time was limited. It was worth seeing it this way but I would recommend planning a visit that would allow for at least 3 hours on site. Also, a tour guide is highly recommended to provide additional information.
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