Attractions in Chichen Itza

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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

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is 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 common landmark for vacationers is El Caracol. It can be found at Chichen Itza and located 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.

Of course, the area is home to a more extensive selection of sites to visit. To see our page about other sites worth visiting in this area, see this page.

Parks

Ik Kil Cenote

Visitors can spend some time in a park nearby.

Ik Kil Cenote is situated 1.8 mi. Southeast of central Chichen Itza. Part of the Il Kil Archeological Park which is also home to a popular Maya Ruin, the Il Kil Cenote is open to the public for swimming and is commonly included as a part of area tours.

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

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