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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 48 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend visiting Mayapan highly enough! We went to Chichen Itza and Tulum on the same holiday, and although they were both beautiful and impressive, what we liked about Mayapan was the tranquility. We were 2 of about 5 visitors to the site, and after a half an hour or so we were the only ones there. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family and I stopped by Mayapán on our way from Cancún to Mérida and I'm glad we did. It is smaller compared to some other ruins but it was cheap ($36 pesos per person) and absolutely no crowds. There were honestly maybe 5 other people there besides my family. Also, visitors can still climb all of the ruins. There... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A smaller version of Chichen Itza with no crowds, vendors, no restaurant or shops. Just the archaeological site which is really wonderful. Without all the crowds you can actually enjoy the site, climb the pyramids and walk around without being pestered to buy stuff. Take your own information (google) and water because there is none at the site.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Mayapan is absolutely beautiful. It looks just like Chitchen Itza, but you will have the entire site to yourself. There were only two other visitors while we were there. You can climb every structure at Mayapan as opposed to Chitchen Itza where you can't climb or touch or even get close. We meant to stop for only an hour, but... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

In any other country this would be a must see. In Mexico it is second tier but dramatic. Like other lesser sites it is quiet and hence more romantic. More for the general architectural layout than the small number of detailed carvings (thought these are also unusual).

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We hit 6 ruins in 3 days. Mayapan was breathtaking. Beautiful ruins and grounds. Plus we were the only ones there. The stucco is amazing and the iguanas are huge.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We visited both the Uxmal ruins and Mayapan ruins on two different days. Uxmal was incredible, massive, fascinating and has developed services for tourists such as a cafe, gift shop, etc. The Mayapan ruins were also awe-inspiring, varied, had evidence of much more still to be unearthed and were much less visited. Only one other party was there when we... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Easy to find; well kept; you can climb on most of them. Still unvovering more ruins. Incredible view and number. Much larger than expected.

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Moss Point, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Beautiful Ruins , no one there but us!!! Excellent, quiet and very enjoyable! We were allowed to climb the pyramids and there are many artifacts with original paint and such. Excellent day!

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The Woodlands, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Then I suggest Mayapan. I went with my boyfriend who had already seen Chichen Itza and wanted to go again but after I checked out the reviews online with all the complaints of the crowds and vendors, we asked our tour guide Angel with William Larson for his suggestion. He took us to Mayapan and my boyfriend admitted it was... More 

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