Chichen Itza, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Testimony to the genius of the Mayan-Toltec civilization, these stunning ruins tower over the surrounding jungle with the clear blue sky in the background. Sunrise at this sprawling complex is an unforgettable experience, as is the light and sound show held after nightfall. Take your pick of quaint hotels and restored haciendas, some of them within walking distance of the ruins. The quaint hamlet of Piste, Balancanche Cave, and quite a few cenotes (natural sinkholes) are other attractions in the vicinity that beckon you to explore.
Chichen Itza Ruins
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Hacienda Chichen is a 'green' boutique resort in Chichen Itza built on the principles of sustainability. The property is conveniently located near the fascinating Chichen Itza Archaeological Zone with a gate leading to the ruins from the gardens.
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows is a charming hotel located right behind Chichen Itza's world-renowned Mayan archeological site. Stay in minimally decorated and well-lit ensuite rooms that are fully equipped with most modern amenities.
The Lodge at Chichén Itzá is a 90-minute drive from the international airport in Merida. Just a stone's throw away from the Chichen Itza Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stay in the middle of a sprawling property.