Right on the Yucatán Peninsula sits one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico, Chichen Itza . When many think of Mayan pyramids in Mexico, the dominating El Castillo , a 30-meter tall step-pyramid, comes to mind. Chichen Itza is one of the Mexican ruins near Cancun , so it makes an easy day trip.
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Mexico Is Reopening Its Famous Ruins With Capacity Restrictions, Temperature Checks, and Mask Requirements. The pyramids of Teotihuacan opened Thursday. Mexico’s famous ruins are starting to reopen to tourists after a monthslong closure due to the coronavirus.
The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking people who lived in central Mexico in the 14th to 16th centuries. The Maya people lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America — a wide territory that includes the entire Yucatán Peninsula — from as early as 2600 BC. The civilization’s height was between 250 and 900 AD.
Tikal Temple IV
the Pyramid of the Sun
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).
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.
The access fee is $35- 40 pesos (video cameras extra $30 pesos) and the visit timetable is 8 am to 5 pm, everyday. It is important to mention that it is necessary to park the your car at the shopping center’s parking lot (an extra $30 pesos fee) when arriving through the main ruins entrance.
While the U.S. – Mexico land border is currently restricted to essential travel, air travel between the United States and Mexico is permitted. Technically, there’s a ban on nonessential travel across the border through January 21. Then how are people on vacation in Cabo and Cancun right now?
In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, large attractions such as the Mayan Ruins of Tulum is already open operating at a 60% capacity. Also Chichen Itza is opened .
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