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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico

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A must stop

If you are going to visit progreso make sure you stop at dzibilchaltun they have some Mayan ruins as well a cenote, try to go before noon since it can get vey hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you are going to visit progreso make sure you stop at dzibilchaltun they have some Mayan ruins as well a cenote, try to go before noon since it can get vey hot.

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Campbellville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed the lack of crowds. Much more enjoyable not touring with thousands of others. So glad we avoided going to the really large ruins.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A Mexican friend took us here. The museum was the highlight of the visit, with many Mayan carvings, pottery, some Spanish artifacts that frankly did not appeal to us. The cenote was a lot of fun for the kids that we saw swimming. I noticed that the majority, if not all of the patrons were Mexican which for me was... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The ruins here have some interesting elements--an impressive sacbe (road) and platform mounds, but the most wonderful element is the cenote. It holds crystal clear, blue water that feels perfect on a hot day. The tiny fish surprise you as they test you with a nibble to see if you're edible. They're not big enough to do more than tickle.... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hard to pronounce but definitely a don't miss. Beautiful juxtaposition of Pre-Hispanic and Colonial ruins. The museum gives concise time-line based overview of the Mayan culture with representative artifacts and the exterior sculpture is outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A significant site with a great cenote and a fabulous new museum. We swam in the cenote, it has a lot of ish in it. Not sure how they got there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I loved the Dzibilchaltun Ruins. We took three children with us ages 7, 13, 26 and everyone had a great time. My seven year old loved that we were able to climb on the ruins and we spend a lot of time exploring. We found things that almost everyone else missed. Most of the people walked by, took a picture,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Dzibilchaltun. Is a wonderfull place of the mayans. A correct ruins. Son people who do they say. Because it is a very beautiful archaeological are wich was very important in the postclassic era. The style is very beautiful with you buildings addressed to god chaak the rain. And the beautiful cenote containing in the clean water crystal. I recomend you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Because it's not as well-known as some of the larger Mayan cities it doesn't feel over-run with other visitors. Nice museum, Cenote offers a way to cool off in heat of day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very upset with the time I wasted visiting this place. They take your bags (with towels and other items) and make you check it while a lot of others were allowed to take their bags into park they would not allow me to remove towels from bag for my children.When I questioned this no logical reason given our bags had... More 

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