Hello, we are planning on being at chichen itza for the spring equinox. As this is something on my husband's bucket list, I want to make sure I plan it right. I checked the equinox calendar and it is March 20 for 2018. We will be there the 19th (late afternoon) and 20th. Staying at the mayaland hotel on the 19th. My questions are - when does the serpent appear? I have read different things. Sunrise, sunset, late afternoon. Is it viewable only on the 20th? I also read about a festival. What day is that as we probably would like to avoid the crowds. What are the hours the site is open during that time?
Thank you for your help.