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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico
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Takes your breath away!

We went to this ruin site because it was part of our excursion with Yucatan-Cenote EcoAdventures (wonderful company). This site was quite large with many buildings excavated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rita Q
Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this ruin site because it was part of our excursion with Yucatan-Cenote EcoAdventures (wonderful company). This site was quite large with many buildings excavated. There was a lot to see including a climb to the top of the pyramid which had an absolutely breathtaking view. Going there with a guide was very helpful because he was able... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We loved this site, it was a short easy commute from Merida by collectivo to telchaquillo (26 pesos). From there it's a 15 min walk or 10 peso per person tricemotor ride to the site, you can ask trice driver to wait if you don't want to walk back to town. There is a nice little cenote in the center... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

These ruins are really cool. It's a bit of a trek to get a bus out there - try to avoid getting the Oriente bus that stops at every town along the way! It would be great to visit with a car though. We were almost the only people here - apart from a Mexican family having a picnic in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The amazing William Lawson tours took us to this gem. This ruin site is fantastic. If you love history and hate crowds, this is the place for you! Only one other couple was there during our visit. The local guide was great, and so are the frescos. The grounds are meticulously maintained, too.

1 Thank MeridaGal
Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Mayapan is a very interesting place with few visits and very quiet. Bring water as it is very hot and very few shades.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Mayapan was cool because there was no one there. It's like a mini Chichen-Itza without the traffic. The ruins are older and less restored than the bigger sites, but you can explore more, and for better or for worse you can climb up the pyramids.

1 Thank Gina K
Progreso, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been to many of the archaeological sites in the state of Yucatan and we have returned to this one several times. It is not a very popular site and, hence, there is a good chance that you may have it all to yourself. You are free to explore this site and climb the pyramids and structures. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came here by public bus from Merida (from terminal Norestre). The site is amazing!!! And yes, it's a mini-Chichen Itza with nobody around you: no crazy vendors, no annoying guides, no food and no people. Just you and the ruins. There was just us and another couple of lovely elderly archaeology teachers from Veracruz, who later gave us a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Often skipped, this was actually the seat of power for the entire Mayan state. It is a little taste of every style of Mayan architecture all at one location. The pyramid can be climbed, and there is an observatory like Chichen Itza. Highly recommend this one!

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Izamal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always bring our foreign groups and friends to this wonderful ancient site. The grounds are beautifully kept, and most of the time we have the place to ourselves as not very many tourists come here. There are no distracting vendors. You can still climb the pyramids and explore the entire area to your heart's delight.

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