If you're in Merida, take a couple a couple of hours and enjoy the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun. Located about 20 kms north of Merida on the highway between Medida and Progreso, this anthropological site contains some small but defined Mayan ruins, some Spanish colonial ruins and a Cenote all in one very accessible location. Take your car, a tour bus, or a taxi from Merida; there are plenty on English speaking guides to ease your visit. Don't miss the small well organized museum on the site. The displays all have Spanish and English translations and help understand the scope of the geographic incursions of the Mayan civilization on the areas of Central America and Mexico.
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