"Getting to Chichen Itza" Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Favorite Tip by spgood301

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by spgood301

Favorite thing: So, what's the best way to get to Chichen Itza? Do a tour? On your own? Well, that depends on what you want from your visit. Since I was coming from Cancun, I chose the guided tour from my hotel. It's easy: the bus picks you up, the tour guide shows you around & the bus drops you back at your hotel. About a 12 hour day, roughly six spent on the bus, but the simplest & least expensive way to do it. The problem is, you only get a few hours at the ruins, nowhere near enough time to explore everything.

If you're staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, etc, you could also rent a car and drive straight to the ruins. It's more expensive for sure, but you'll have much more freedom. Get there when you want, leave when you please, stay as long as you'd like. See the nighttime light show too.

Next time, I may do something like that. There are many quality hotels near Chichen Itza - try the Hotel Mayaland, for example. You could also explore some of the local towns surrounding the ruins. Valladolid comes to mind.

There are so many ways to get to Chichen Itza. Find the one that's right for you, and enjoy your stay.

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  • Written Aug 23, 2007
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