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Chichen Itza, Cancun - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Yucatan, Mexico

Phone: +52-9858510137

Ticket Price: 111 USD

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

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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!

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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Chichen Itza, Cancun Reviews

  • Breath-taking. This was a 'bucket list' item for me and I was not disappointed. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He passed out tablets with a slide show of what to look for at the site. The bus was clean and comfortable. Decent snack/lunch too. Well worth the time, effort and price. Not to be missed!

  • Breathtaking, amazing place and history. Really cool acoustic effects in some areas as well. I went with a guide, but would recommend reading up on these elements before hand if going it alone. There are a lot of vendors, but they’re avoided easily enough. Definitely worth seeing

  • CRAZILY over-run with tourists and hawkers. Thousands and thousands of people. We queued for over an hour to get in at 8am. You can't explore these ruins as they're all cordoned off. Hard to take them in through the armies of guides leading their immensely bored looking groups. Felt sort of Disney. Good place to buy souvenirs though as there is so much competition. Before being declared one of the world's seven wonders this place would have it's the least impressive of all the Mayan sites I've been to.

  • We've all seen the pyramid on so many photos that we may think that we know what to expect. This is one of those sites that you really need to have a decent guide. Not only is there so much more on the main site, but you need to understand the place that this site fills in history. You also have to keep in mind that only 40% of the area has actually been excavated. Inside the huge compound there are many sales people. What is important to note that there is also a set of toilets, and, near the toilets, reasonably priced cold drinks.

  • Magnificent ancient Mayan site that must be one of the greatest surviving wonders of the world. The main pyramid has 2 sides reflecting Mayan original steps along with 2 sides reflecting the damage inflicted by the Spanish conquistadors. As well as the main pyramid there are extensive remains of the buildings that formed part of this incredible example of the Mayan cities of old. Local guides are a must to get the most out of the walk round.

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