Cenote Ik KIl, under 2 miles (3 km) from Chichen Itza has been developed to include swimming for visitors.
The chichen Itza Ruin site in North Central Yucatan is the largest Mayan site in Mexico.
Chichen Itza was built by the Mayan Culture beginning in 300 AD and continuing until 1200 ad. A 9th Century Toltec influence entered the area and is reflected in some buildings being far different than the Puuc influenced buildings of the Northern Yucatan
Chichen Itza is Constructed of quarried stone and stucco
Fee: 52 Pesos $5. USD plus a fee of 160 pesos for non Mexicans Total $16-18 USD
Hours: 8:00- 6:00. Light show: 7-8 Winter 8-9 Summer
Chichen Itza offers the highest Mayan temple built in Mexico, El Castillo
Cenotes, Caves, Light Show, Chichen Itza Ruin Site
One of the most popular events at Chichen Itza is the twice annual equinox event at the Temple of Kukulcan.
On the side of one of the stairways a shadow forms in the shape of a serpent during the afternoon of the Spring and Fall Equinox, March 20-21 and September 20-21
Chichen Itza offers a light show.
Hours are 7pm to 8pm Winter and 8pm-9pm Summer
You tube Video, 21 seconds
Chichen Itza is best reached by bus out of Cancun, Valladolid, or the City of Merida.
ADO Buses make three trips Daily from Merida, 6:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:40 PM. as of Jan, 2012. (check ahead, times are subject to change) 114 Pesos First Class Bus
Valladolid is a good base for Chichen Itza trips Chichen Itza Lodging, Valladolid
ADO first class buses serve Merida and Cancun from Mexico City , Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, and other cities.
Chichen Itza ADO
Good, high-speed roads reach Chichen Itza from Cancun, Valladolid, and Merida
The huge plaza around the Pyramid El Casitllo can accommodate a large gathering for concerts and special events. El Castillo is also the main feature of the light shows. Cenotes Sagrado and Xtoloc are nearby.
Two cenotes are found at Chichen Itza. The most visited of the two is called Cenote Sagrado (sacred) because in 1904 the landowner, E.H. Thompson began a dredging operation that would yield offerings of jade, gold, ceramic and the bones of men and children. These sacrifices had been thrown into the cenote to petition the Rain God Chaac..
Bus service from merida or Cancun reaches the entrance to the ruin of Chichen Itza ADO
Cenotes and caves are features of Chichen Itza Ruin site in the Yucatan of Mexico. Chichen Itza also is the loction of light shows and concerts
Chichen Itza Observatory
Visit Cenote Sagrado by walking about 1000 feet north from the main plaza of the ruin site on an ancient, built-up pathway (Sacbe) once used by the Maya.
Light Show, events
Chichen Itza Ruin
|Chichen Itza Cenote, Caves, Light Show
|The Caves of Balankanche have been left as they were first discovered. Offerings of pottery and other goods were found in the last century and left undisturbed. Recently more offerings were found and after cataloging, everything was returned so that visitors could view the contents as they were found.
6 km from Chichen Itza on route 180
Chichen Itza offered a light and sound show in 2012 but the show was terminated at the start of 2013.
The show may return.
If you go, the schedule was 7-8 pm in the Winter months, 8-9 pm in the Summer months.
A flashlight is handy to have as the trails are not lit. The show is in the main plaza at El Castillo, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Ball Court.