We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Temples of Uxmal

Travelers' Choice award winner
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 937 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 800
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Most recent review
Lesser Expensive Ruins...Larger Attraction

One of the best things about Uxmal is that, unlike Chichen Itza, it *feels* less-touristy. The grounds are much larger than other Mayan ruins and with the paths, you feel like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Jason H
,
London, United Kingdom
Book ahead on Viator
See All Tours on Viator
Top Rated
8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun
$1,441*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

937 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best things about Uxmal is that, unlike Chichen Itza, it *feels* less-touristy. The grounds are much larger than other Mayan ruins and with the paths, you feel like you're looking around the corner for the next exciting sight to see. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time for walking...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A very interesting site that I enjoyed even more than Chichen Itza! It’s older, much bigger (apart from the ball court) and you can actually climb the many structures here - one of which overlooks the entire area! The gardens in between the structures are beautiful too. Truly magnificent and very well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great morning exploring the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal, I hired Miguel Dagdug a taxi driver from Playa del Carmen to take me there from my resort. He picked me up at 4 am and we were there by 7.30am. Miguel speaks English and did a great job. The ruins are fabulous I've been to Chichen Itze but Uxmal is so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Peaceful and unspoilt. You can climb and sit and enjoy the history of the site. Just a few nice shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great morning exploring the Temples of Uxmal!!!! We hired Tonny Moreno Vasquez as our English speaking guide. He was fantastic and a wealth of information. Tonny also gives tours in German. He has worked at Uxmal many years giving tours. Restoration at one of the temples was recently completed and is now open to the public. Guide Tonny really helped... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Being Hanuary the weather was very comfortable to walk around, there were no vendors bothering you, no hordes of crowds even though it was high season. The site us in very good condition and lots to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

These ruins are not as impressive as Chichen Itza but are definite worth visiting. You can actually climb up the pyramids which is a good exercise.The view from the top is nice, you can see all the vegetation around. I suggest you do Uxmal first and Chichen Itza second. Uxmal is close to Merida, a city with beautiful architecture and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been to Chichen Itze - Uxmal is so much more. You really get a feel for the ancient city, the layout. The temples are in immaculate condition, the architecture incredible, and the temple 'artwork' made from the limestone is incredible. Make sure you have a really good guide who has passion about the history as I did (Russel from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Red Lake, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The light show at dark in Uxmal is not worth the time. The ruins during the day are fabulous but if you want to see a night show see the ones at Chichen Itza which has a very interesting, well organized show. We lined up before 6 pm to buy the light & sound tickets. Once you buy the tickets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kilgore, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I toured the Myan Uxmal ruins during an excursion in Progresso. We were really impressed. The bus that carried us to the site from our port was comfortable and our bus guide was very knowledgeable about the Myan culture and was a decendant himself. The guide of the ruins was also knowledgeable and friendly, answering all kinds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Temples of Uxmal also viewed

 

Been to Temples of Uxmal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Temples of Uxmal and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Temples of Uxmal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?