Archaeological tourism increased in Yucatán by 44%, during these past eight months. As a result of the pandemic, only seven of the 17 archaeological sites are open to the public in Yucatán. Due to that and the popularity of being one of the 7 wonders of the world, Chichen Itza has become the most visited archaeological site in Mexico during the past three months.
Normally, Teotihuacan is the most visited archaeological site in the country. But this time Chichen Itza takes the first place. In the third place, Tulum archaeological zone is placed, followed by Palenque Chiapas and Cobá.
If you are one of those travelers that don’t want to miss seeing that wonder of the world, please take notes. There are some ways to get to Chichen Itza, and the most common is by taking a tour. It is highly recommended if you want to forget about everything and only enjoy the journey since it is an all-inclusive tour. It is also a great option to take a Private Chichen Itza Tour if you are looking for something more exclusive and personalized.
You can also take the public transportation provided by a popular company called ADO, sometimes this kind of transportations takes a while to arrive, and the schedules are a bit limited. The buses are very comfortable and safe to travel, they leave from Cancun and it surroundings but also throughout all the Yucatan Peninsula.
Another option is to rent a car and drive, the distance between Chichen Itza from Cancun and its surroundings is about 2.5 hrs, if you travel from Merida it’ll be 1.5 hrs.
The observatory, or El Caracol. Chichen Itza’s archaeological zone is quite large, it has around 20 Mayan buildings. The first you’ll see is The Castle, so impressive by the way, but don’t forget to visit the observatory, the ball game, and the sacred cenote.
The cenotes, near Chichen Itza you can find these stunning natural pools. It is a must to dive in those turquoise and refreshing waters.
Valladolid, is a small magic town just 30 minutes away from Chichen Itza. Its colonial architecture will fascinate you!
Local Shopping, apart from support local vendors, you’ll find truly pieces of art.
Try regional gastronomy, if you don’t do this, is like you haven’t visited Yucatan.
Thank you for reading, and we hope Chichén Itzá continues to be the most visited archaeological site in Mexico!