Chichen ItzaCurrently Closed
- 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
80.35% of people who visit Cancun include Chichen Itza in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.16% of people start their Chichen Itza visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chichen Itza
92.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza Trips
Chichen Itza, Cancun Reviews
No wonder it is one of the New Wonders of the world. I recommend taking a guided tour. It is cheaper to have a guide inside. And ours was very nice and knowledgeable for 600. He had been doing this for 50 years. His name is Wilbert. The Mayan and their rich history is immense within this ancient city which mostly lies in ruins. Mayan were also quite clever which is visible in the architecture. How they manipulated sound, worked with calendars, built these magnificent buildings.
DO NOT BUY THE PRIVATE ENTRY/PARKING. As soon as you pay the highway toll some guys will offer you tickets for a "private entry" and buffet telling you this will save you up to 1hr. That is a lie, as the lie the say about being "official tourist guides". Other than that... bring your own water (no alcoholic beverages allowed) and get ready to walk a lot. Also, there are tons of small villages with way better food than inside the archaeological area so visit those outside. And please, please, do not litter (or else).
I give it 5 stars cause I love history, culture and architecture. Sweltering during the summer months. When I went last, it was possible to climb the pyramid. Now I think it is prohibited, but don’t let that dissuade you. A docent told me that only about 10% of the features have been restored. Amazing site to see!
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!
Tour guide is needed but optional incase you don't understand Spanish let alone Mayan history. Though being able to walk around and see all the beauty of the park is amazing, there is still so much more to see that is impossible to describe! The merchants will try to sell you their souvenirs so be ready to negotiate, or just nicely refuse. Overall nice place to explore and affordable historical park to visit if you're interested in visiting this wonder!