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

You may enjoy staying in Chichen Itza if you plan on visiting Akab-Dzib, as travelers to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, especially as there is only a small number of lodging options in the vicinity.

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 a decent number of options to pick from in the community immediately near Akab-Dzib. The most proximate restaurant is La Casa Del Mayab, which is a convenient buffet. The dining establishment is a brief ways off, but far-off enough that you might need to aim for having a type of transportation to travel there. Xunan and Las Mestizas are some more dining possibilities in the area where visitors will be able to try a new dish and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.


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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