The least visited of the Chichen Itza ruins, the name translates roughly to "The House of Mysterious Writing", and was believed to have been the administrative house of Chichen.

What to Expect

Tourists who venture into Akab-Dzib are treated to a carving of a priest holding a vest that has untranslated hieroglyphs on it. There is also a mysterious hand print painted on the wall.

This medium sized stone building, measuring at 20 feet high, has a few decorations, but is generally the least grand of the Chichen Itza buildings. It features seven doorways on the west side, four doorways on the east side, and one doorway on the south side, plus a large staircase to the roof.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Akab-Dzib may choose to book their trip in Chichen Itza, as travelers to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With just a small number of hotels around the region surrounding Akab-Dzib, only moderate tourist traffic should be bargained for.

Hotels near Akab-Dzib
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NE
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.6 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of eateries to choose from in the region immediately near this historical site. La Casa Del Mayab is an easy to reach buffet and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. It is about a mile and a half away from this landmark, so stop by and place your order. Also close-by, you and your companions will come across eateries such as Xunan and Las Mestizas so if you're lucky, at least one of these nearby eateries will humor the whole group.


Operating Hours

The park is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm.


The admission into the park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


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