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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit off the beaten track, located about 30 minutes North of Merida, are the Dzibilchaltun ruins. There is a long Mayan wall still standing as well as a small temple down the end of a long alley. There is a fairly large open air...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bjnomads
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to compare to Uxmal or Chichen Itzel but worth a visit and much closer. Don’t miss the well-curated museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Dzibilchaltun; boasting both beautiful Mayan ruins and a cenote, just minutes from Merida. We took a cab there ($250 pesos), and a combination of moto-taxi and combi-bus back to Merida. The site is large, and walking around gives you a sense of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nini807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable site for ruins, nature, and relaxing swim in the cenote. Just avoid days cruiseships are in Progreso. An update on getting there. The Chablekal collectivo leaves Merido Centro from Cale 61 between 52 and 53, and will drop you at the entrance street...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CtFreddie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ruins are a little different and hence unusual. More of a religious feeling with a church structure surrounded by a large forum and then the Royal Palace some way away. Interesting and worth the entry fee. Ample parking for $25mx.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gmcc55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This interesting Maya archeological park is near Merida. It offers interesting sites, provides great walks and is within an Uber ride of Merida.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tg22wa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So close to Chelem and you can actually climb most of the ruins. The place is not huge but has a great mesuem and you can easily see it in an hour or so, but you will likely want to stay longer and swim in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pandkandd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand why you have to pay 2 different entrance fees (1 to the state & 1 federal) but once inside it's great! The museum is cool, the cenote is BEAUTIFUL, and it's fun to climb on thw ruins. It's all well taken care...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cweems4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dzibilchaltun is worth a visit as it is one of the few Mayan sites with a round observatory. Be prepared to walk a bit to get to the structures. There is a shady path next to the sacbe that most people walk on. The on-site...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the combo tour of the Dzibilchaltun ruins and a trip into Merida. Our driver, Tomas, and guide, Ivan, were both knowledgeable and entertaining. We purchased our tour at Autoprogreso Tours. The “house of 7 dolls” is awesome in scientific precision and after Ivan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mary-anne M
December 23, 2017|
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Response from DMGAmes_Iowa | Reviewed this property |
I'm responding, but cannot answer your question. My wife and I went with a tour group last Tuesday.. Did not check on Christmas because we are in Cancun now and will be here for Christmas. I do have one suggestion... More
March 21, 2017|
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Response from d7bythesea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it isn't much. I think it was about $3 or $4 dl. If you have an INAPAM card (Mexico old age card) it is free. You can self-tour. The museum is well worth seeing. There are great changing rooms if you want to... More