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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico

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Mayapan Maya Ruins

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Midland, MI
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have now been to Mayapan 4 times and each time we are as enthralled as the first time. Go early in the morning and you might be the only one there. This is not as developed as some others such as Izamal, etc, but the pyramid is great and the site is very photogenic. One bonus, you can still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had put off a trip here for the longest time, but glad I finally went. Although not as impressive as other sites, this site, the last Maya capital is almost a mini version of Chichen Itza. You can climb the ruins and the grounds are well-kept. It is very convenient from Merida and you usually do not have large... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is incredible get get so few visitors at this fabulous archeological site. It is large and interesting. They even have an original painting and some remaining paint from others. Our wonderful guide explained things to us about Chichen Itza that we did not learn from our guide there.

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Corozal, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The day we visited, we were all alone. It is still being uncovered, but it known that was once one of the largest and most important Myan sites--larger that the much frequented Chen Itza. The temples and other partially restored ruins are quite amazing.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was very interesting but especially because we were on a tour with Catherwood Travel and thus had an expert archaeologist explaining the various sites, including Mayapan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Want to explore through some ancient Mayan Ruins, uninterrupted by tourists? Want to take photographs of the raw beauty of pyramids and ancient structures? This is the site for you! Mayapan Archaeological Zone is not visited regularly and there is a good chance that you would have this site to yourselves! . . . and you are allowed to climb... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved this after the bustle and crowds of Chichen Itza. Smaller of course, which means that you can wander at will and actually take a photo without tourist intrusion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went to Mayapan in January and as others have noted, the ruins don't receive as many visitors as other Yucatan sites, such as Chichen Itza. The highway is quite close, so you will hear some noise from it but at least there are no bus-loads of tourists! You can climb almost all of the structures, including the impressive Temple... More 

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