Chichén Itzá

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December 2nd 2014
Published: March 2nd 2015
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We took the first class ADO bus from Playa del Carmen direct to Chichén Itzá.

We arrived around mid day when the carpark was choc full of cars and coaches. The entrance hall was even busier so we left straight away and headed to our hotel about 4km down the road.

We had a room overlooking the pool where we spent the afternoon swimming, reading and relaxing.

We were up early the next morning to get to the ruins as close to the 8am opening as possible. Chichén Itzá was one of the largest cities built by the Mayan people and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico (an estimated 1.2 million visitors each year).

It was so good being there early as we were able to enjoy seeing the ruins without huge crowds and the vendors selling all their artesian products were still setting up so generally left us alone.

The ruins were recently voted as one of the new seven wonders of the world so this has contributed to their growing popularity.

Next stop Merida

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