Every visitor to Cozumel should visit Chichen Itza , Tulum , or Coba Mayan ruins at least once on their vacation. This is something truly unique to this region, and the stories that these ruins tell will move you. Chichen Itza Tours The most famous Mayan Ruins site.
Chichen Itza is, understandably, the most visited Mayan Ruins site in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, and we offer you three exciting ways to enjoy it’s majesty with our Clasico and Private Express tours. It is a long haul from Cozumel , about a 14 hour day, but there is only one Chichen Itza .
To answer your question though – yes, the ruins are safe . Chichen Itza is a bit of a trek (3 hours drive each way) and being inland in the jungle, it can be extremely hot there. Tulum is much closer and the setting is spectacular (the ruins are on top of a cliff).
A two-hour drive from Cancun is Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited of all Yucatan archaeological sites. The highlight is the 82-foot-tall (25-meter) El Castillo pyramid, which guests can scramble up for unparalleled views of the site and jungle beyond.
Known as a diver’s paradise, Cozumel is considered safe for visitors, since most of the recent drug-related violence has been in cities along the border. The U.S. Department of State’s travel warnings specify cities such as Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez as places American citizens should avoid.
Our travel agent told us that you can climb and walk on the Tulum Ruins . As opposed to Chichen Itza, you no longer can walk and climb on it during the tour. Go to Coba about 45 minutes driving time to the west of Tulum .
The pick-up time depends on where you ‘re located, but in general expect about a 2 to 3 hour ride to Chichen Itza . Once there, you ‘ll have anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours with a guide (presuming you go on a guided tour) plus approximately one-hour free time .
If you’re visiting the trendy, chic boho beach town Tulum , you are less than 2 hours away from the most visited site in all of Mexico and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza !
You are no longer able to climb the ruins at Chichen Itza and have not been able to for several years now. You are still able to climb Coba and Ek Balam, both of which are only partially excavated/restored and well worth visiting. 2. Its been years since you could climb the ruins at either Chichen or Tulum.
The 3 sites you should visit in this area are: Chichen Itza, Izamal and Dzibilchaltun. If you stay near or in Progreso, [Reef Club], then you should visit Extempo. Chichen Itza is by far the most popular and most visited of all the ruin sites. This is due to its proximity to Cancun and the Riviera.
By virtue of being a UNESCO site and a World Wonder, Chichen Itza is pretty crowded throughout the year. Especially more so during the equinoxes. If you wish to explore Mayan ruins in some peace, then Tulum is a better option. Even better , go to Ek Balam or Coba.
4 Must – See Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Ek Balam. Ek Balam is “new” to the list of must – see ancient Maya ruins to explore, archeologists having only begun restoration in 1997. Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is perhaps the most popular of Mayan temples. Coba. Tulum.
You can jump in the water at Tulum ruins and swim north to Boca Paila. Even if you are just going to visit the ruins it is still quite an experience to swim out on the ruins beach and see the ruins from the water. On a hot summer day it is a great way to cool off.
If you prefer to go on your own with no guide, the cost of entrance is just 80 pesos = $3-4 USD. Because the ruins are a little removed from the parking lot, a folkloric train is available to take you to the entrance and is another 20 pesos = $1 USD per person.
By far the most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico, Chichen Itza is a popular day trip for travelers staying in Cancun . The main highlight is the famous El Castillo pyramid, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.