Edificio de las Monjas & La Iglesia
Thought by archaeologists to have been a palace for Maya royalty, the so-called Edificio de las Monjas (Nunnery), with its myriad rooms,...
Plataforma de las Águilas y los Jaguares
Adjacent to the Tzompantli, the carvings on the Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars depict those animals gruesomely grabbing human hearts...
Ik Kil Parque Eco-Arqueológico
About 3km east of the western entrance to the ruins, the cenote here has been developed into a divine swimming spot. Small cascades of...
The place to go in town if you're craving decent yucateco fare. There's indoor and outdoor seating – depending on the time of day, an...
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Chichén Itzá information
The most famous and best restored of the Yucatán Maya sites, Chichén Itzá , while tremendously overcrowded – every gawker and his or her grandmother is trying to check off the new seven wonders of the world – will still impress even the most jaded visitor. Many mysteries of the Maya astronomical calendar are made clear when one understands the design of the ‘time temples’ here. Other than a few minor passageways, climbing on the structures is not allowed.