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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Address: Merida 156782, Mexico

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Small site, take your swim suit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ruins were interesting, the cenote was refreshing- but the surprise was the museum onsite. We almost missed it, but for a wrong turn while leaving.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Definitely visit Dzibilchaltun, and bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a swim suit! We had a wonderful guide, an older gentleman named Julio, who took the time to show us the acoustics of the temple, explain the history, and even teach us some ancient and modern Mayan words. I'd definitely recommend getting a tour guide because he can bring the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited the ruins as part of a shore excursion from a cruise. It was well worth the trip. The history of the area was fascinating. Our tour guide, who came from Mayan heritage, is very passionate about the site. The site itself is beautiful and the ruins are incredible.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

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

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