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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Publicity leaflets and web sites mentioning Dzibilchaltun tend not to do it justice. Although the ruins are more ruined than in better known sites the experience here gave us a better sense of life for the Mayan people a thousand years ago than we felt in some of those well-known sites. The site is huge but the 'tamed' part is... More

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we loved this place, it was small enough to be managable, especially in the heat of august. we went very early in the morning, were the first ones there and had a wonderful women guide, i cant remember her name but she is not mexican, i think it might be gabby....she was mindful of the fact that we had to... More

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chelem
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A few quick minutes (20) north of Merida you will find Mayan ruins that although not as grand as Uxmal, will provide you with a sense of what a civilization was that has preceded you. As you stand at the principal ruin looking east and west you can sense the magnitude, majesty, and depth and breadth of this ancient city.... More

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Milton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was an excursion choice from our Carnival cruise and we are so glad we picked it - great bang for your buck. If you are interested in seeing one of the Mayan ruins and learning about the Mayan culture without spending an entire day this is a perfect choice! Our tour guides - Jose and Wilbert - did a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the ruins on 9/3/14 as part of our cruise ship stop in Progresso. I'm VERY glad we picked these particular ruins to visit, as the park is HUGE.You can opt to hire a guide but we didn't have any more money left so we just explored on our own. This is a very secluded, quiet place. We went... More

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Durant, Oklahoma
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the ruins on a Monday cruise stop at the Progreso port. The taxi was $60 round trip for 3 hours--30 mins there, 2 hours touring, 30 mins back. Set your timer. We almost didn't get that rate when we were seeking a taxi, but I insisted. We exchanged our dollars for pesos because the ruins only accepts MXN.... More

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here to see a maya temple, and was surprised, it was in great condition and there were like 10-20 other people. Because of the quietness, it is a great place to feel the atmosphere of the maya temple, and slowly walk around and imagine history.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

just north of merida on the way to palya progresso and the beach ..is dzibilchaltun...history books come to life ...all this built by hand ...the wonder never stops...building after building ..a city from the past ..uncovered for you to see..a cenote' to swi in will cool of the hot yucatan sun ..the crystal clear water ..sure to please the senses...history... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had never heard of this ruin until out visit to Merida, Mexico. What a surprise! It's about a 20 minute drive from city center. It's got some beautiful ruins, two smaller ones that you can actually climb up. Make sure you take a change of clothes, because it includes a "cenote" where you can take a swim. As you... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chichén Itzá is stunning. It is worth visiting, but it is always very crowded. One visit there is probably plenty. Dzibilchaltun is very interesting, but not stunning, yet I go there every couple of years to see it again. It is close to the city, but the real attraction for me, along with ruins of course, is that there is... More

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