The Latin America Travel Company

CHICHEN ITZA | MEXICO

Why Visit Chichen Itza in Mexico?

"Chichen Itza rose from the Yucatan's dense jungles and became a prominent city in the 6th century A.D. with a strong trade network that extended to the Caribbean coast by the end of the 10th century."

Chichen Itza's centuries-old ruins are undoubtedly one of Mexico's most popular tourist attractions and archeological sites. The crowds can be overwhelming in peak season but the mysterious Mayan pyramids are sure to amaze even the most experienced traveler. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. It is home to mysterious Mayan ballcourts, sacred sinkholes, towering temples, and other fascinating Mayan structures.

Map of Chichen Itza in Mexico

When is the Best Time to Visit Chichen Itza in Mexico?

Chichen Itza is located far from the coast in humid jungles of Yucatan and is hot all year. You can avoid the worst of the heat and rain by visiting Chichen Itza during the dry season November to April.

If you want some sort of tranquility at the ruins it is better to avoid December and January as they are the most popular months for tourists. You can expect thousands of tourists from Cancun to join you during this time. For a better balance between crowds and good weather, you should try to visit the shoulder months, which are November, February and March.

To avoid the heat and crowds at midday, plan your trip to Chichen Itza early in the morning.
climate chart mexico chichen itza

What are the Highlights of Chichen Itza in Mexico?

The sight as a whole is the highlight but each visitor will find their own particular part of the ruins that impresses more than the rest.
destination mexico chichen itza views
Great Photos
destination mexico chichen itza stonework
Interesting Features
destination mexico chichen itza mystery
Mystical
destination mexico chichen itza carvings
Superb Carvings
★ Temple of Kukulcan is the most impressive sight to see at Chichen Itza

★ The Great Ball Court where games, both bloody and sacred, were played

★ The Skull Platform is one of the more grizzly features of Chichen Itza

★ The Temple of the Warriors is adorned with statues and reliefs of soldiers

★ The Observatory used by the Mayans to help keep their calendars up to date

Explore These Awesome Places in Mexico

Mexico offers up a huge variety of travel experiences and below you will find the best of them that combined make a superb trip to Mexico.
footer landscape
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram