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

Many travelers choose to visit Chichen Itza. It is located within the heart of Chichen Itza. The ruins admit guests into the ruins everyday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. There is also a popular light show that takes place at El Castillo (the main ruin on site) at 8:00pm in the Spring and Summer, and at 7:00pm during the other half of the year.

Another landmark worth visiting is El Caracol. It is situated at Chichen Itza and located in Chichen Itza. This early observatory has windows that line up with different constellations at different parts of the year, allowing the Mayas to keep track of the seasons. In addition to the stars, the Mayas also tracked the sun, allowing them to predict the seasons and best harvesting time.

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

These examples are just a sample of your choices. Navigate here to visit our guide to landmarks in Chichen Itza.

Parks

Ik Kil Cenote

Travelers can experience a park nearby.

Ik Kil Cenote is found 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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