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Chacchoben Ruins

Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was the second of two Mayan ruin sites that we took during our Carnival Sunshine cruise...it was just as amazing as the other ruins we saw. We visited Chaccoben on Nov 13, 2014 and had an amazing tour guide named Daniel. He is Mayan so it was really neat that he not only knew the culture and history, but... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had to review this "attraction" even though I went about 9-10 years ago. It is the one thing I can remember EVERY detail about, and have such fond memories. We went in February. I have a heart condition and can not handle heat very well, and I remember feeling fine! This is such a beautiful place, with such fine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our second visit to a Mayan site on our trip. We hired a cab in Costa Maya and made our own tour. It's much cheaper that way. The sight was very easy to get around on. Our guide was Victoria Martinez who was a young college grad. We hired her as a guile for the two of us,... More

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited these ruins last week on our Carnival Cruise that stopped in Costa Maya. Our guide Daniel Jr. did a great job. These ruins were more impressive than I thought they would be. The tour through the site got better and better! Wouldn't miss this excursion if I were you!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It had always been my dream to see a Mayan ruin. We went in the first week of October on a cruise on the early tour. The ride there was a bit long but pleasant and our guide was very informative. Once there the heat and humidity even before noon was oppressive. The ruins are not large, but it was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I are Mayan enthuasist. It there is a Mayan ruin we are planning to go there or have already been there. Chacchoben is a jewel that is often overlooked. It is off the beaten track. It is 4 hours from Cancun so the drive makes it almost too far. There are few visitors. A few cruise ships... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I booked the excursion through the Carnival Sunshine. The bus ride to the ruins was about 45 minutes. The guide Elizabeth was outstanding. She was very knowledgable about the people of the region, and the culture. Upon arriving at the start of the excursion, there are rest rooms available and little stalls to puchase local crafts, along with snacks and... More

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a tour offered through the Disney Cruise Line. Proudly sporting our Goofy stickers we followed the guide with the matching sign. I must admit that is was a bit disconcerting to see soldiers standing by the ship with automatic weapons in hand and attack dogs on a leash. We walked right past them looking straight ahead but I... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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