Chichen Itza
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Alan B
Hove, England, United Kingdom85 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
Well worth a visit for a couple of hours. You can hire an official guide, the cost depends on the language, but there are slightly cheaper guides touting for business at the entrance. We didn’t have one as I have an allergy to guided tours and just read the information signs in front of each structure which was enough for us, but I suggest reading up on it first on Wikipedia.

The slightly off putting side are the number of stalls selling souvenirs and the persistent call to buy something. Every route is lined with these and the range of goods varies from utter tat to some nice throws, but not a lot of true artisanal stuff.

TOP TIP! We got there before it opened at 8, but check times yourself, which meant we parked right next to the entrance and we’re in by 8.20. By the time we left the car park was rammed, loads of buses, and people have to park in the unofficial car parks half a mile away. The other benefit of getting there early is the stall holders are still setting up so you avoid much of the sales banter.

We paid 571 pesos and if you pay by card they do it in two transaction. There are cafes but we didn’t use them.

Overall a pleasant experience.
Written December 5, 2022
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Jakub M
23 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
If you you are in Yucatan this is simply the stop you cant skip. But first things first - we didnt know this and had no info from any review of this place but Chitzen itza is in different time zone (-1hour) than Tulum (our departure point) and Cancun - so check also your start points.
Think on that you are not the only one who will arrive early so no need for 4clock waking up to skip some line. Actually, we came 8:30 and spent like 10min in a line. Also, dont get discouraged by all the tourists because this place is so huge that you will not even notice the mass. Another thing you will notice just behind the entry lines is the enormous amount of merchants which are spread across the whole landmark. And of course this annoying jaguar imitating whistle which will be your friend during the whole visit. But oh my god this place is one of the worlds wonders and it was breathtaking and is definitely worth something amount of 590 pesos per person plus 80 pesos parking!
Written December 5, 2022
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Stephanie W
Wausau, WI48 contributions
Nov. 2022
The ruins themselves are great. Wonderful history to see, but they really need to crack down on the amount of annoying vendors! This almost ruins the experience, the aisles are LINED with vendors doing annoying animal calls trying to get your attention to buy from them.
Written December 4, 2022
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wyseowl83
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom208 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
I visited Chichen Itza as part of a trip. We had a couple of hours at the site. The ruins are amazing. However, you get hounded by locals selling their wares, so I felt as though I dodged areas as not to be mithered. There are stores in the main entrance where you can buy food and drinks. Well worth a visit.
Written December 4, 2022
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Chesca D
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Family
We really really liked our visit! We had an experienced and very knowledgeable tour guide named Enrique and he explained the history very well. Our family enjoyed having a conversation with him and he would make funny jokes on the side that kept us engaged and entertained :) It was an overall amazing experience! 🤩
Written December 4, 2022
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William S
Clinton, NJ338 contributions
Nov. 2022
It's easy to see why this is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Situated in the Yucatan jungle, Chichen-itza is one of the Mayan masterpieces of the post-classic period, with exacting architecture, inscriptions, and wide ball field. It is a must-see on a visit to the Yucatan in Mexico. It is imperative to have a guide to explain so many interesting elements of the site, such as why there are 91 steps on each side of the central pyramid. There are many buildings and many that are still uncovered. We took a tour from Tulum--about 90-120 minutes away, enabling us to also see Coba ruins on the same day and swim in a cenote on our way back.
Written December 2, 2022
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Karen Snyder
5 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
The history is incredible. Highly recommend. Go right when they open to avoid the crowds too. We had an amazing tour guide, Abel. His communication pre-trip was great & very knowledgeable. Then head on over to Ik Kil cenote (about 5 minutes away). A must! I recommend that you bring water shoes for that. They have lockers & dressing rooms to change.
Written December 1, 2022
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abc
2 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Beautiful place to visit. Quite logically, like other world wonders its very touristy but you can expect this.

We rented a car in Cancun and drove there. Google maps first led us to an unofficial entrance, where 2 stands of guides tried to sell their service. We didnt trust it, but in combination with the caves prices where not higher than at the.

I would definitely recommend taking a guide as there is so much history and walking there with wikipedia is also not ideal. Our guide Roami Abiram (+ 529851089662) was really nice as he spoke excellent English and knew a lot, also about more recent developments.

To sum up, yes it is touristy, but not annoyingly and definitely a must see place!
Written November 26, 2022
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nigel_notts
Sutton in Ashfield, UK64 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Fantastic Mayan site to visit. More than just the pyramid to see, which has quite a few quirky interesting facts making ti different to some of the other Mayan pyramids

Get there early to avoid the crowds and ideally do it as part of a guided tour so as to get the best information.

Always a great tick in the box for me visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the world
Written November 26, 2022
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shaman01
Ottawa, Canada942 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Its a must, but at the same time it's the typical beautiful place that is now over shadowed by mass tourism, that is defaced by fences, and harassed by hundreds of merchants wanting to make a sale!
Written November 26, 2022
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