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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico

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Lovely Local Ruins

Definitely take the time to visit Dzibilchaltun. It's a quiet, well designed and relaxed way to learn about the Mayan culture. There are even some ruins that remain claimed by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely take the time to visit Dzibilchaltun. It's a quiet, well designed and relaxed way to learn about the Mayan culture. There are even some ruins that remain claimed by the jungle. Here you can walk on, touch and connect with these beautiful structures, unlike the "Disneyland" feeling you get at Chichen. Take a swing in the cenote while you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

For me and my friend it was great! But the walk is very long and trying specially for the "golden' generation, and under that hot and beautiful sun, it may be a bit trying. We enjoyed our guide, a young Anthropology student, with more pep than I care to remember, he gave us a very exciting tour, that practically made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped here while touring the area and were so glad we did. The museum is well done. The ruins are extraordinary. For a refreshing moment in the day don't hesitate to slip into one of the mineral-rich cenotes. The water is so cool and sweet and the perfect "pick me up" after touring for hours.

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Merida, Yucatan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was my first visit to Dzibillchaltun for about 3 years, and approximately my sixth visit in total. I went with my wife and teenage girls and spent about 2 hours there. The ruins are conveniently located for visitors based in Mérida, and for those docking into Progreso for the day, being just a mile or two off the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very interesting ruins partially restored. Small museum with excellent exhibits. Wonderful cenote to swim in on-site. Beautiful green / blue clear water! Kids will love it as well as adults.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The local bus ride was really fun- stopping in lots of little villages to pick up and drop off passengers was so interesting. And the site itself combines the majesty of some very impressive Mayan ruins with the natural beauty and cool waters of a small cenote (spring-fed sinkhole). Perfect place to cool off after clamoring over the ruins for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This tour was purchased as one of the excursions offered on our Cruise. We chose this one because it was only 4 hours as opposed to some of the 7-8 hour tours. We had a great guide and the ruins are very interesting but there is a lot of talking involved and it was super hot. Wear good shoes, bring... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The ruins are in amazing shape and our kids, five and three years old, enjoyed the cenote very much. They can't stop talking about they swimming with small fish and with plants and flowers. Very nice visit for families, couples or groups, and very close to Merida. A very nice alternative to Chichen Itza if you are staying in Merida... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Ruins, museum and cenote were great. If you are looking for a informative and cultural experience this tour is outstanding. Our tour guide was great and we could understand what she was saying. The cenote is refreshing and so clear. The little fish in the cenote nibble the skin on your feet and it feels weird but still cool.

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Cumming, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We cruised to Progreso and took the tour to Dzibilchaltun since it was much closer than Chichen Itza. Our guide was a Mayan descendant that was 78 years old and gave us great information. The site is fairly large and it was hot so we didn't see all of it. I wouldn't suggest going when the weather is hot. They... More 

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