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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico

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Crowded cenote but in a cool setting!

We went here to swim at the cenote. We didn't quite understand where to go (it's literally in the middle of the ruins) so we ended up wandering around a bit. Nice ruins, quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Maplewood, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went here to swim at the cenote. We didn't quite understand where to go (it's literally in the middle of the ruins) so we ended up wandering around a bit. Nice ruins, quite pretty and small (in a nice, compact "doable" way). Children under 12 were free, adults were $130 pesos each. Parking was $20 pesos. We were required... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Mayan ruins are fantastic. The area is not as large as Chichen Itza or Uxmal but it is just as interesting. It's within a taxi ride of Merida and well worth the trip.

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McAllen, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

our tour guide IVAN was amazing! he made sure we got back to the ship with plenty of time! I loved the sink hole and Dzibilchaltun ruins! We toured Merida were we went to go eat, he recommended me the pollo pibil and i loved it!! ] this day was one to remember!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When our ship docked at Progreso, we bought a combo tour from Autoprogreso that took us to Dzibilchaltun Mayan ruins, and the old colonial city of Merida. It was much cheaper than buying a tour from the ship. Our guide, Ivan, was very knowledgeable and made sure to get us back to our ship in good time. We chose the... More 

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Izamal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have enjoyed bringing friends and family to visit this lovely site for many years. The museum is wonderful, and we especially love the beautiful cenote, with many tiny fishes. A visit to the Temple of the Seven Dolls is well worth the walk. On the Spring Equinox the rising sun comes through the door and windows of this temple,... More 

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Ibiza
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

these are just 4 rocks on top of each other - compared to the rest of Yucatan, it has really nothing to offer. Its way out of Merida, like 80 km. I got lost on the way there and they also robbed me on the way back! really regretted the visit......

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The museum at Dzibilchaltun is well done and a manageable size. The House of the 7 dolls is the most known of the structures at the site. The cenote has a shallow end and is easier to get in and out of than many cenotes. There isn't a place to change clothes.

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Broken Arrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We cruised on Carnival's Triumph and docked on the 4.5 mile long pier – it was a bit strange not to be able to see the shore and town when getting off of the ship. We discovered we were the only ship in port today – that was good news – much less crowded!!! We had booked the Dzibilchaltun Ruins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We (husband and two teens) visited the site on a cruise stop in Progreso. We booked the tour thru the Grupo Autoprogreso website (the same company that runs the shuttle from the port to the town). After we took the shuttle we checked in and were asked to return at 10:45 to board the tour bus. We walked the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went with my wife and kids. Tour guides were helpful and courteous. Plenty to see. My kids were 11 and 8 at the time and they loved it. Guides let us climb the side of the temple. Lots of photo opportunities. I would highly recommend

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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