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Well worth a visit

Just loved this place. No one else here and so much to see. The humidity was relentless so we... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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This is a MUST if you are in the area.

You will find the best of the Mayan world very close and very interesting, you have to have a guide... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Just loved this place. No one else here and so much to see. The humidity was relentless so we explored and then stayed under a large tree on the grassy area and just relax. The ruins are in good condition and have been well looked...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed July 23, 2018

You will find the best of the Mayan world very close and very interesting, you have to have a guide in the tour, don't try yourself alone, team is better. Do it all!

Thank victhetripper
Reviewed July 17, 2018

the PUUC route is wonderful. I have now added 5 on this route plus three more and all are very interesting in their own ways. The Mayas had so many great sites. I rented a car out of Merida and hit the road. the direction...More

Thank Monteverdeguy
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Since you decided to see Uxmal with your rental carl, stay in Santa Elena and see 4 more of the Mayan sites along the Ruta Puuc; Kabah, Sayil, Xlapak and Labna. You can make a visit to the Grutas de Lotun (must-see caves) on the...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Spent a glorious road trip doing the ruins along the Ruta Puuc...some wonderful small ruins that are quite remarkable. Literally the 3 of us were the only people there. Won’t lie, it was a bit challenging getting back to Merida in the dark, so plan...More

Thank Doebaby
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There is a bus (air-conditioned, assigned seats) that takes you to 5 sites along the Ruta Puuc -- X'lapak, Labna, Sayil, Kabah, and (of course) Uxmal. It leaves at 8am every Sunday from the Merida TAME bus terminal (2nd class buses) and returns at ~...More

4  Thank Sean K
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We have visited the sites in this area several times in the past 7 years. Uxma l is the "mega" site, but within a 30-minute drive are other interesting sites, such as Labna, Sayil, and Kabah. You can easily spend 3 days hete, checking out...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My son and I had the good fortune of going on a trip to the Ruta Puuc with our teachers from our language school in Merida, so we were able to see them at our own pace. It is amazing that the ruins have been...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We took a one-day tour to Kabah and Uxmal. Kabah is a small, quiet archaeological site where we spent around 1 hour. Uxmal is a bigger site full of history and secrets. There are many things to discover looking at the buildings and its decorations.

1  Thank Alicia S
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This site also known as Kabah is on the itinerary of most day tours to Uxmal and well worth it. The site is relatively small but there are interesting facades and you must have a guide to explain everything to you. Jorge, our guide, was...More

Thank cool_satchmo
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January 5, 2017|
Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
The Pickled Onion B&B is at Santa Elena. It's very close to Kabah and Uxmal. We saw the 4 smaller ruins first, stayed at the Pickled Onion, and went to Uxmal the following morning - no crowds:) I think it cost about $70... More
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Response from MiaSurin | Reviewed this property |
I departed from Merida @ 9 am and followed the Ruta Puuc on waze. Here is my review on Tripadvisor - hopefully it is helpful: "This was an awesome route for visiting the Mayan ruins in Yucatan. Rent a car if you can and go... More