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Things to know when visiting Chichen Itza

10 May, 2021

Right in the center of the Yucatan Peninsula is this enigmatic place, recognized by locals and foreigners alike. Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, it captivates everyone who visits it. 

Despite the pandemic, Chichen Itza remains the second most visited archaeological site in Mexico with its many Mayan ruins surrounded by mystical jungle. 

The guided tour at Chichen Itza

While there is nothing like exploring a site on your own, if you visit Chichen Itza and do not use the guided tour of the archaeological site, it is as if you did not visit the wonder of the world. The richness of this site lies in the stories behind the imposing Mayan buildings, you will learn about the culture, interesting facts about the civilization, and more. After the guided tour you can explore on your own.

tour guiado chichen itza

Weather in Chichen Itza

Yucatan tends to be a very hot state all year round with temperatures up to (37°C) so make sure you are well prepared. Water, sunscreen, a hat, or a cap will help you a lot during your tour of the area, you can even bring an umbrella to protect you from the sun. Ideally, go early to avoid crowds and not feel the intense midday heat, but even at any time, Chichén Itzá will be a great experience. The perfect weather can be found during the winter.

clima en chichen itza


Normally visitors arriving at Chichén Itzá arrive on tours from Cancún, but there is also a parking lot a few meters from the entrance, in case you are planning to go by car. It costs approximately $60 pesos, and there are also other parking lots on the outskirts.

estacionamiento chichen itza


Entrance fee in Chichen Itza

The site charges two entrance fees, one for INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) and one for Cultur. In total the entrance ticket to Chichén Itzá costs $237 MXN for nationals and $539 MXN for foreigners. Remember that on Sundays the entrance is free for Mexicans. 

Nights of Kukulkán

To see this show you have to buy a different ticket than the one you use to enter Chichén Itzá. It costs $600 MXN for general admission, this is an incredible show, highly recommended for everyone. 

noches de kukulkan

Visiting this Wonder of the World is a unique experience that is very worth it, at least once in your life you have to visit.

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