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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Merida 156782, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 15, 2008

If you are spending some time in Merida or it's surrounding areas, I would recommend a visit to Dzibilchaltun. This Mayan archaeological site less than 10 miles from Merida. The ruins here aren't as grand as Chichen Itza, but the area has much to offer....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 18, 2007

Dzibilchaltun is located approximately halfway between Merida & Progreso, and is a 5 min drive to the east of this recently improved highway. It is of less importance than Chichen Itza & Uxmal & receives a fraction of their visitor traffic. It, though, is not...More

9  Thank londoner_in_yucatan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half an hour from our hotel in Merida. Easy to find. Easy parking. Should have left backpack in car. Not allowed inside. Goods ruins but cenote made trip fantastic. Water temp perfect 👍

Thank martycrna
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see ruins without going 1.5 to 2 hours away, this is it. We just recently took a carnival cruise and my husband really wanted to see the ruins but booking through carnival was pretty pricey so we were going to skip...More

Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I loved this place... and I really wasn’t prepared for what I found. First, there’s a church in there... or the remains. Researching about that was interesting. I won’t steal that from you. And there’s a cenote where you can swim. It was the most...More

Thank Daligula
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Besides the ruins, there is an amazing small museum there. Most of the artifacts exhibited were found on site. There are a few larger pieces from other locations, but they are clearly marked. Lots of great pottery, and several large steals. The ruins themselves are...More

Thank CHH02
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We got a taxi from Merida and stayed about 2 or 3 hours at the site. It’s easy to navigate and the ruins are fascinating and beautiful. There is some good bird life and iguanas and lovely old trees. The cenote is also great to...More

Thank Tony N
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

When in Merida you should see this site...they are still excavating so i consider this a live archaeological site. The great thing about exploring this particular site is it's just as interesting as the other larger offerings but is in my opinion more doable and...More

1  Thank pcock81
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I did not like this tour with a guide. I would have preferred doing this on my own. The Guide talked a lot and I was not able to see everything in the museum. It was hot and I do not like having to wait...More

1  Thank mehrman001
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Compared to others around Merida, this is a small ruin site, but absolutely worth the short drive. It's so quiet and serene. You can walk up or into all of the ruins, and there's a beautiful open cenote as well. It's a great way to...More

Thank christian03022018
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place. Be sure to get a tour guide or you miss a lot of the history. The Ceonote has fish which will eat the dead skin from your feet. Give it a try.

Thank Troy A
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Its amazing that exist ruins so close to Merida and there are fabulous, and, big,They are in perfect state of preservation. even it has a wonderful Cenote and you can swim , his water are so clean and the temperatute ! its great ¡ If...More

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Mary-anne M
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Response from DMGAmes_Iowa | Reviewed this property |
I'm responding, but cannot answer your question. My wife and I went with a tour group last Tuesday.. Did not check on Christmas because we are in Cancun now and will be here for Christmas. I do have one suggestion... More
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Response from d7bythesea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it isn't much. I think it was about $3 or $4 dl. If you have an INAPAM card (Mexico old age card) it is free. You can self-tour. The museum is well worth seeing. There are great changing rooms if you want to... More