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Address: Chetumal, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient Mayan city with impressive pyramids and buildings.

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A nice and compact

This is a nice and compact site. It is cool in the morning and there is lots of shade. Two hours max to see it and then on adjacent sites.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice and compact site. It is cool in the morning and there is lots of shade. Two hours max to see it and then on adjacent sites.

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4th Century Mayan ruins in the raw. Well worth the long coach (air conditioned) trip with a very knowledgeable guide & driver! Great photograph opportunities and climbs to the top of the temples - Great!!! Indian Jones - eat your heart out!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Well worth the visit if you love learning about Mayan history and walking through ruins of pyramids, plazas and lush greenery. Off the beaten path and out of the way, the crowds are low and you can climb the steep pyramids if you dare for amazing views!

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this trip from our Thomson cruise ship Long drive from the coast - 2 1/2 hours Amazing place quote literally in the middle of no where Lots of wildlife Toilet facilities only - no food or shops so bring your own supplies

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very educational & interesting history of the Mayan culture. Some artifacts found here are in the Mayan Museum in Chetumal. Out of all the Mayan ruins we saw, I think this one was most enjoyable & informative

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Spending the day docked in Costa Maya we were looking for a place to explore and learn about ancient Mayan culture. Based on reviews on Tripadvisor we chose to travel the road less traveled and boy am I glad that we did. Dzibanche are rustic, largely unexplored Mayan ruins frequented by few. Our group and two local families were exploring... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

There are SO many amazing interesting Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We visited a number of them on this trip (our second time in the area) and decided to include this one after visiting Kohunlich on the same day (another awe-inspiring site). Dzibanche is not as dramatic or large but has its own mysterious beauty. Also a horde of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

When we arrived we started wandering around on our own, and after a short walk came to an impressive temple. I've seen pictures of these places before but never really appreciated how tall they actually are. When you climb to the top you can see for miles over the jungle. When we came back down we were pretty happy, thinking... More 

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Danbury, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A friend and colleague who was a local schoolteacher took me to Dzibanche and also to Kohunliche, which he recommended as two of the lesser known and lesser visited Mayan sites in the Yucatan. They were both breathtakingly spectacular. I don’t know how to describe either site in a short review except to say that they were the most remarkable... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My first visit to Dzibanche was like a dream. INAH does a beautiful job maintaining this archaeological zone. What a wonderful way to spend a day that should include a visit to the sister site of Kinichna.

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