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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Address: Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 48 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took an excursion from our cruise to tour these ruins. Our tour guide was great. And the history is pretty neat as well. You can climb on the ruins, and there is a cenote that you can swim in. After we left these ruins, we went to the Corona Beach Party just off the bridge leading to the pier.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The story behind the ruins was interesting but quite long. There were only a few ruins to look at as well as a cenote that you could swim in. After looking at the ruins, you still have a lot of time leftover. We ended up eating authentic Mexican at the onsite restaurant. The food was delicious but overpriced. Your tour... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. If you like history you must see these ruins. The cenote in this place is beautiful with crystal clear water. Take a towel in case you decide to jump in. The distance from progress is very short but you will have to walk a little bit once you get thetre . Take comfy shoes. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took a taxi from Progresso to the ruins with our children. We went on a Wednesday (no cruise ships in progresso) and were delighted to find that the site was not crowded at all. If you were going to set out and design the perfect ruins for children, you would come up with something just like Dzibilchaltun. You can... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We got there late and didn't have time to explore, but what a great place to spend an afternoon. You can explore and climb on the ruins, or chill by the beautiful outdoor cenote.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Definitely worth a trip. Nice (short) day trip. The museum is excellent. Although these are not the biggest and most important Mayan ruins they are still very interesting. Favorite part was the beautiful Cenote where little fish nibble on your feet. Great also for kids.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

can climb the ruins with the kids and cool off in the cenote afterward our best ruins experience in all of Yucatan

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun are a sort trip from the port at Progresso. This is a much smaller site than other Mayan ruins but well worth the trip, with an informed guide. The Mayan's are quite proud of their heritage and there is much to be learned about the site, the religion and culture of the region. There is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This late pre-conquest site is relatively small and the architecture, except for the well restored Temple of the Seven Dolls, is not particularly impressive. However, the museum there is excellent, with many pieces from Dziibilchaltun and other Yucatec sites. In addition, there is a lovely cenote in which you can swim if you have your suit on when you arrive... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My family and I traveled to Progreso and visited the Dzibilchaltun ruins and was led by an awesome guide named Wilbert. Wilbert was proud of his heritage and his knowledge of the area and it made the tour a hit with my family and those with us. The ruins themselves were awesome. The excursion was just a short distance from... More 

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