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Chacchoben Ruins

Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Mayan ruins. While it's not as breathtaking as Machu Picchu, I thought the site was interesting and beautiful. The ruins were actually bigger than I expected. The grounds are well-manicured and getting there was a nice ride though the mangrove swamps. I would definitely go outside the cruise terminal to schedule a tour because... More

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Evans, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked this excursion through the Carnival Sunshine. With a very short day in Costa Maya, we felt that this would be geared to the ship time and ours. We queued up at the end of the pier and had a short wait while a bus was prepared. The drive to the ruins is about 45 minutes. Our guide (Jesus... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Cool place to visit. The tour guide was very helpful as you learned much about this fabulous place. If you can go, use the smaller charters as you get a more personalized experience and apparently help local commerce. Not to mention the ride in the van is more comfortable than the bus. Check this place out no matter which way... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We enjoyed the ruins while on a western cruise. Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and funny! The location is well-maintained and allows you to explore much of the area on your own. You learn about the history and culture, and how the Mayans lived. Very inspiring and beautiful! Definitely recommend to visitors!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We arrived on the Carnival Sunshine and were running late. This was the first time I used a local excursion provider and was nervous when we were late. After a 15 minute walk from the pier we, 4 adults and 1 child, reached the business. They offered free bottled water while assuring us the tardiness was no issue. Once another... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went on a great tour of these ruins. They aren't as large as some others, but they are less crowded. Many are still being excavated, so it lends a more wild feel to them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Awesome experience the tour company was excellent. Really enjoyed the tour. We use a travel provider.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Booked a cruise and wanted to relax and not really do anything except beaches BUT I hesitantly booked this tour and it turned out to be the highlight of my trip! Booking: Booked this excursion on the morning of our departure on the Native Choice website and paid in full. Booked using paypal, so I was a little skeptical about... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took a tour from our cruse to Costa Maya to the Chacchoben Ruins. It is about a 1 hour bus ride. The tour there was a nice comfortable ride. The guide gave us a great history lesson and talked about her part of the country during the ride. We had my mother in law that is 85 with us... More

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Orlando, Florida
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Mayan history is fascinating. Smart, scientist, astronomers and many other stuff. This place is full of history, local beauty and full with spiders monkey..;)

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