When in the Yucatan you must visit this Wonder of the World. It has changed a lot since I last visited sixteen years ago. There has been a lot more restoration. It is no longer possible to climb the pyramid and other structures. Large crowds and assertive vendors spoilt the experience.
Here are a few tips to enjoy your visit:
GO EARLY to avoid the crowds and vendors. Also, it will be cooler.
BRING binoculars to see the detail of the carvings on the higher structures. Also lots of water, a hat or cap and your camera. There is an extra charge of Pesos 45 for a video camera!
ALLOW at least three hours to see the entire site. More if you have the time.
READ UP a little on the history of the Mayans and Chichen Itza before your visit.
Enjoy your visit!
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