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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico

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Firstly getting there, we caught the local bus from Merida for 23pesos, from the Noreste bus terminal, they only run every hour. Trip takes about 1.5 hrs & wanders around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Firstly getting there, we caught the local bus from Merida for 23pesos, from the Noreste bus terminal, they only run every hour. Trip takes about 1.5 hrs & wanders around the towns picking up the locals. Tell the driver you want to go to ruinas .de Mayapan. He will drop you at the entrance road about a 5 minute walk.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

They are awesome and you are able to climbe them to the top. We took dune buggies there threw the salt fields. There are also building remains around to. If you have not see ruins before go see these.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I loved the bus ride to get to Mayapan- stopping at lots of little villages along the way. And the site itself was lovely: small, picturesque and interesting. Climbing the structures is still allowed, which is a huge plus for me. I love getting up high and seeing the views that the ancients must have enjoyed so long ago!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

this city is magnified by its buildings, is a post-Uxmal Mayan city and chichen itza, I boomed after the fall of chichen and visit this city made me go back to the Mayan era where even the cornfields and deer were harvested rolled down the forest, this city has much to offer if you visit with someone who is experienced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This site is beautifully preserved. It is not crowded. Not too big. All temple can be climbed. It is definitely worth the trip. There are reliefs, paintings and incredible stone carvings.

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Fayette, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A must if you are in the Merida area. The circular ruin was amazing, and we had the entire place to ourselves. You can still climb the tallest ruin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have visited many of the major Mayan sites and yes - they are spectacular in many ways....but they are often overrun with tourists (like myself..) and vendors. In fact, Chichen Itza is starting to look more like a flea market than a Mayan ruin (but I digress). Mayapan is a little off the beaten path (though when the new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We chose to visit these ruins because they are off the beaten path. We saw one tour bus in the parking lot - a group of Japanese tourists who left shortly after we arrived. Otherwise, we saw less than a dozen other visitors. The exhibits have plaques in Mayan, Spanish, and English. People are not prohibited from climbing the pyramids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have seen almost all the archeological ruins in the area. We have been here for nine years as long time visitors. I must say that the ruins at Mayapan rival if not surpass Chichen Itza. The ruins have been restored so beautifully. There is a lovely entrance with washroom facilities. There are no amenities . Take your own water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Although not the major attraction that is Chitzen-Itza, we enjoyed a quiet morning here, guided by an ex-pat. We had the place almost to ourselves, so there was no rush, and the admittance fee is not high. We climbed the highest pyramid enjoying the cool breeze at the top and the breathtaking 360 degree few of the jungle stretching off... More 

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