Chichén Itzá

  • Accommodation:
    • Hotel Chichén Itzá
  • Transport:
    • Buses go to Chichen Itza daily from Tulum (2hrs 20 mins) Cancun (3hrs) and Playa del Carmen (3hrs 20 mins).
    • The ADO bus company offers services from its station from Cancun downtown to Chichén Itzá daily at 8:45am. A return bus departs at 4:30pm
    • The buses arrive at the west entrance to the site
    • Driving from Cancun takes around 2hrs 30mins and there is an option to take a non toll charge route
  • Things to see:
    • Chacmools of the Northern Ruins
    • Temple of the Warriors
    • Tzompantli: The Wall of Skulls
    • El Castillo: The Pyramid of Kukulkán
    • Sacrificial Waters: Cenote Sagrado
    • Temple of the Jaguars
    • The Ball Courts
    • Tomb of Chacmool
    • Temple of the Panels
    • Tomb of the High Priest
    • Hall of the Thousand Columns
    • Caracol: The Observatory
    • Cenote Xtoloc
  • Tips:
    • There is a car park at the front of the site’s entrance which costs 30 pesos
    • Chichen Itza is open daily from 8am- 5pm
    • The site normally takes around 2-3 hours to complete, with the best times to visit either first thing in the morning when the site opens or around 2.30pm-3.00pm, as there are less crowds
    • The fee to enter the park is 250 pesos for an adult
    • Take water as although there are stalls around the ruins selling local crafts, we were unable to find a single stall selling liquid