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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico
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Dzibilchaltun Ruins Tour and Progreso Beach Break from Merida
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Very interesting ruins and cenote

We went on a tour to ruins. It was a short bus ride from Progreso. It is a small site but very interesting and convenient. There is a small temple, pyramid, and walls and steps... read more

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a tour to ruins. It was a short bus ride from Progreso. It is a small site but very interesting and convenient. There is a small temple, pyramid, and walls and steps. You are allowed to climb on them. There is also a museum with exhibits from this site that was most informative. There is also a... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dzibilchaltun is so close to Merida and such an amazing site. In the summer months it is very hot, May 19th it was 102 f when we visited. From one end to the Temple of the Seven Dolls it is a good mile walk. Make sure you stop and get water at the gift shop. There is a Cenote in... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an extensive Mayan ruins site, with pyramids in various states of collapse, myriad buildings and plenty of ancient things to climb on, a cool, clear cenote with swimming allowed. Be warned, go here in cooler months. There is sparse shade and the sun is relentless. Two vultures were tracking our every move, waiting for us to fall down...

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Cancun, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended that we should go to this archaeological zone, and we took some friends from Australia. We all loved the place, and were quite surprised at the size and amount of buildings found on site. Unfortunately the museum was closed, like every Monday. Good excuse to return. The swim at the cenote was indescribably wonderful. Great thing they... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are numerous sites in the Yucatan and most within a few hours from Merida, Dzibilchaltun is a must visit. This is an unrestored site and very original and one of the oldest. Try to go on the equinox and go early to see the sun rise and if it's not raining you can see the sun come through... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice visit. It was an excursion planned through Carnival. Our tour guides, "Spicy" and "Queeny" were very sweet and so extremely knowledgeable. You could tell the passion they had for teaching you about this place. We are from Texas and the heat does not normally bother us but it WAS hot the day we went. No breeze... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Maya ruin sight very close to Merida, Yucatan. It has a great small museum with a lot of information. The cenote provides the opportunity for a refreshing swim, and you can even walk on a centuries old Maya 'white road".

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Thank Alice2023
Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn all about Mayan calendar and agriculture from Mayan guides who speak fluent English. For a minimal fee you can hire a personal guide at the gate. This is a lovely dig to visit that is not as overcrowded as one of the larger archeological sites and minutes from downtown Mérida.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess I am biased as I have seen some impressive ruins in Honduras and Guatemala, but I found the Dzibilchaltun to be underwhelming to see, and poorly organized. We went in, did not receive any guidance or map so we guessed at where to go. Made the mistake of going in the mid afternoon, and while the Merida heat... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may be hard to pronounce, but this small site is, we were told, one of the most important Mayan sites with one of the longest histories of occupation. There is a first-class museum at the entrance to the site with some wonderful stone pieces, pottery, and grafitti too; also a reconstruction of some Mayan dwellings. We were also surprised... More 

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