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“santa elena”(8 reviews)
“smaller ruins”(8 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 23, 2015

Most of the archaeological sites along the PUUC Route you will have the luxury of sharing them with little to no other tourists (with the exception of Uxmal) Most of the sites are open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and each site has parking and...More

16  Thank Ruth H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 18, 2015

The route itself and the sites are fantastic. Uxmal is beautiful as are the caves we visited along with a beautiful Cenote. We wanted to keep it simple and booked via Yuca Tours, which seems to be associated with La Jarana restaurant in the main...More

3  Thank Glynn P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have time to visit 6-7 Archeological Zones, the time worths it. They are non tourist visit places (not many people go, but they are very good zones.

Thank Sergio S
Reviewed 6 days ago

from my part I love Mayan culture and Uxmal the Puuc route is just one of my favorites so far, great explanation from our Guide Daniel, he explained every detail and he showed us some pictures that we were amazed, we climbed one of the...More

Thank Lorecastorena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To do the route you will need at least a day. Uxmal alone will take half. The other places like Labná, Sayúl, Kabah. each have their differences.

1  Thank irishmomah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area, however with all the sites this is not a day trip. We drove from Merida on 2 separate days. First day we accomplished Uxmal and Kabah. Hire a guide at Uxmal as it is well worth the $ for the information they have...More

1  Thank Mariellen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with a person from Merida, he took me along the Ruta Puuc, it was beautiful and I could see so many ruins and so much history, it is worth it. The ticket prices if you are a local, tourist or mexican vary,...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Uxmal I have already separately reviewed. Magnificent. Got there early, rainy season so much less crowded, in fact we were amongst the first. Kabah: very few visitors. Some lovely carvings. One intact codz poop at the right hand end. All other noses broken off. Lots...More

3  Thank rosco2
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Amazing knowledge given by this particular tour but be prepare to feel an excessive hot and humidity. The guide got us aware of this and anticipated gatorades and a lot of water bottles. Get an extra shirt and a towel.

1  Thank arsinov m
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Don't miss this tour of Mayan culture, away from the busy-ness of Chichen Itza. Visitors are able to walk to the tops of many ruins, and hike all over the grounds.

Thank Beverly309
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I hired a car and driver to see all the famous sites, and some not known at all. Although my driver was Mayan, he had never visited. I had Michael Coe's magnificent anthropology book, the Mayans, in hand, so I ended up giving him a...More

2  Thank califcasl
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

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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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
October 31, 2016|
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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