Chichen Itza Attractions

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Surprise, surprise!  Everything in Chichen Itza revolves around the Mayan ruin on the same name.  People travel to Mexico from around the world on a regular basis specifically to see this pre-Colombian city that was swiftly abandoned for reasons that remain unknown.  After you've taken your time to explore the grounds, you can expand your sights to other attractions in the area, many of which continue to offer more insight into the mysterious Mayan culture. 

Landmark Attractions

Chichen Itza

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Chichen Itza. It is located in the heart of Chichen Itza. Located on the Chichen Itza compound are a collection of 17 ruins waiting for visitors to explore, many of which have been restored to their former glory using the same materials as the Mayas originally did. Important structures here include El Castillo, or the Temple of Kukulcan, a massive temple with stairs running up both sides and watched over by two serpent heads.

Another landmark worth visiting is El Caracol. It is a part of Chichen Itza and found within Chichen Itza. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Chichen Itza Ball Court: The park is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm.

This region has other sites to visit. To get more information on other interesting places to visit in this area, click here.


Ik Kil Cenote

Travelers can experience the local park nearby.

Ik Kil Cenote is located 1.8 mi. Southeast of central Chichen Itza. The Il Kil Cenote is relatively easy to find, set just off he Merida-Valladolid Highway.

Parks Near Chichen Itza
Name Type Location
Ik Kil Cenote Park 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Chichen Itza Mexico

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