Of all the options that one can choose from to carry out activities during your vacation in Cancun, you will definitely be able tohere is one that should be at the top of our priority list when we make our list of prioritiesCancun offers impressive natural, recreational, historical and adventure tours like few others, the best parks in Mexico, the most beautiful sunsets, lagoons, islands, sailboats, catamarans, an endless number of historical sites with vestiges of impressive pre-Columbian civilizations, and it is precisely there, in history, is where we must fix our gaze, precisely there, is the visit that we cannot miss, the place that we cannot miss: The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itzawas the most outstanding capital of the Maya area at the end of theClassic and beginning of the Postclassic period. At the arrival of the Spaniards, it was the most revered center of worship and pilgrimage in the peninsula and is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the neighboring state of Yucatán, fact that still surprises quite a few visitors to Quintana Roo, as one of the most visited sites in the Mexican Southeast, it is typically associated with the most popular tourist destinations such as Cancún y Playa del Carmen, and, although both states of the peninsula share many cultural, gastronomic and historical traditions, this Maya city is proudly Yucatecan.
Chichen, as it is known in these parts, was founded by Mayan groups between 325 and 550 AD. Around the year 800, the Toltecs, the mother culture of Mesoamerica, invaded the area, causing the fusion of both cultures, and it is precisely at this time when the buildings that have been preserved to this day were built, such as El Castillo or the Juego de Pelota, both icons of this magical place and definitely not to be missed when visiting Chichen.
By car, bus or tour.
Visiting this ancient Mayan city can be a very different experience depending on the
the way we choose to travel, for example, one of the most popular ways to get to know this impressive historical site is to hire a tour that will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Chichen, with the comfort of having a driver, drinks along the way, a guide to explain a little of what is being seen during the visit and many times a guide to explain a little of what is being seen during the visit. also includes a stop in the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid to eat at a restaurant or visit a cenote.
Another good option is to rent a car, remember that you can rent a car with our Smart cars, with which you will have to pay only the insurance. Cancun is located a few kilometers from 196 kilometers from this ancient Mayan city and The tour takes about two hours, when you arrive at this beautiful archaeological site you can hire the services of a guide (and I really recommend you do so) to better understand what you see and make the tour and the visit even more enjoyable, do not forget to wear sunscreen or suntan lotion and, if you are one of those people who hates to get burned I recommend a hat or cap, although if you forget it don’t worry, just outside the site there is a small market where you can buy souvenirs and important items such as these, don’t forget, if you are Mexican, that visits to the archaeological sites of the National Institute of Anthropology and History are totally free every Sunday.
Finally, if your plan during your Caribbean vacation is a little tighter, you can always
you can travel from the bus terminal on your own to Chichen, the trip may be a bit longer, but as any vacation savings fanatic knows, saving those pesos can be very important.
A unique experience.
The history and the experience of visiting Chichen Itza are truly fabulous, to witness for a moment the different advances of this pre-Columbian society is incredible; the architecture, their knowledge of astronomy and mathematics are really amazing and a source of pride for Mexico, Yucatan, and of course Quintana Roo, because although the famous Chichen is a little far away, we feel it is very close.
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