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  • Ek’ Balam
    Ek’ Balam
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  • Ek’ Balam
    Ek’ Balam
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  • Ruinas Ek' Balam
    Ruinas Ek' Balam
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Estado de Yucatán Favorites

  • Ikil

    Ik Kil is a well known cenote and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours.It was one of the most enjoyable swimming I ever had in my life.My VT-page about Ikil consists of the following reviews:1) Cenote Ik’ Kil2) Cenote Ik’ Kil RestaurantYou can watch my 5...

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  • Ruinas Ek' Balam

    Ek' Balam is a Yucatec-Maya archaeological site in Yucatan. Ek’ Balam was the capital of the Maya Great Talol Empire. It had a population of more than 15,000 inhabitants in 12 square Km approximately. We spent two hours there on the way from Chichen Itza to Cancun in February of 2011.My VT page about Ruinas Ek' Balam contains the following...

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  • Ruinas Chichen Itza

    Chichen Itza , meaning "at the mouth of the well of the Itza") was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán. It was established before the period of Christopher Colombus and probably served as the religion center of Yucatan for a...

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  • Ruinas Uxmal

    Uxmal is one of the most famous Maya cities in Yucatan not far from its capital Merida. Its Archeological Zone is considered most representative of the region's dominant architectural style. I spent half a day there on the way from Campeche to Merida.My VT-page about Uxmal contains the following reviews:1) Uxmal Archeological Zone2) Pyramid of the...

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  • Merida

    Our way from Mayan Ruinas Uxmal to Ruinas Chichén-Itzá was laid through Mérida - the capital of the Mexican State of Yucatán and largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula.It is located in the northwest part of the state, about 80 km from Uxmal, about 120 km from Chichén-Itzá and about 35 km from the Gulf of Mexico coast.It is the largest of the four...

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  • The complex civilization of the Mayans

    Seeing something like the ruins of Chichen Itza is amazing and a feast for the eyes. Sure to most it may seem like nothing but a huge pyramid and several ruins but learning the complex nature of the Mayan culture when your guide explains the various points of interest is amazing. One great memory is having seen the sacrifical pool at Chichen Itza....

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  • Money exchange

    There are money exchange places everywhere in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum and they all have about the same exchange rates which are below normal. Banks are the best places to exchange money. Stands on the street have a rate around 10.5 Pesos for $1 USD, but banks have a higher rate. While we were there, the bank rate was 11.5 Pesos per $1....

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  • Iguanas!!!

    While walking past the Magician's Pyramid in Uxmal, I got the strangest feeling that someone or something was looking at me. I stopped, look to my right, and lo and behold, on top of the wall, was this little-big guy staring at me! It kind of freaked me out at first because I have never seen an iguana this big before, nor this close! This...

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  • Band Greeting

    If you happen to go to Mexico on a cruise, and you wind up stopping at the Progresso terminal, you will be greeted by these guys. As I recall, the music was very upbeat, fluid, and very good.

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  • Pick Up a Copy of "YUCATAN TODAY"

    As you arrive to Merida or any of the cities in the Yucatan Region in Mexico such as Valladolid or Izamal, you will benefit a lot from a magazine called "YUCATAN TODAY" which you can find at Tourist Information Centers or sometimes in the streets placed in magazine holders. This magazine is FREE of charge and lists local merchants as well as a list...

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  • LABNA

    Labna is about 3 km away from Sayil. Near the entrance to this ancient city is a palace, similar to but less impressive than that of Sayil. Remnants of a raised causeway lead from here to a second group of buildings, of which the most important is the Arco de Labna. Nearby is El Mirador, a temple with the well-preserved remains of a tall, elaborate...

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  • SAYIL

    Sayil lies some 5 km beyond Kabah. It is dominated by one major structure, the extensively restored Gran Palacio (Great Palace). Few other structures have been cleared. From the Gran Palacio a path leads to the large temple of El Mirador.

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  • KABAH

    Some 20 km south of Uxmal, you can find the extensive site of Kabah, meaning "Mighty Hand". Much of it remains unexplored, but the one great building, the Codz Poop or Palace of Masks is a must to see. The facade of this amazing structure is covered all over in masks of Chac. There are a couple of lesser buildings grouped around the Codz Poop, and...

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  • UXMAL

    Uxmal represents the finest achievement of the Puuc architectural style, in which buildings of amazingly classical proportions are decorated with broad stone mosaic friezes of geometric patterns, or designs so stylized and endlessly repeated as to become almost abstract. All the significant surviving structures date from the Classic period.Things...

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  • CHICHEN ITZA

    Chichén Itzá is the most famous, the most extensively restored, and the most visited of all Maya sites. Don't forget to visit 'El Castillo', 'El Caracol', the sacred cenote, the principal ball court and the temple of the jaguars.

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  • Pelicans in Celestún

    Mexican Pelicans are grey, as we learned on the boat ride in Celestún. The white one in their middle is an emmigrant from Canada!

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