Welcome to Uxmal
Uxmal, pronounced oosh-mahl, is an impressive set of ruins, easily ranking among the top (and unfortunately most crowded) Maya archaeological sites. It is a large site with some fascinating structures in good condition and bearing a riot of ornamentation. Adding to its appeal is Uxmal’s setting near the hilly Puuc region, which lent its name to the architectural patterns in this area. Puuc means ‘hills,’ and these, rising up to about 100m, are the first relief from the flatness of the northern and western portions of the peninsula.
For an additional cost, Uxmal projects a nightly light-and-sound show.
For an entirely different experience, outside the ruins, the Choco-Story museum takes a look at the history of chocolate.