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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 999 944 0033
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.

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Uxmal is a great site. Before visiting my suggestion is to read about the site to better enjoy your visit. The site is not crowded which makes visiting even more enjoyable. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ira S
Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit to the beautiful ruins at Uxmal, but we learned something new and observed different things this time. A tour guide is not required but is absolutely worthwhile. The ruins are signed in English, Spanish and Mayan. Take a small backpack with some water, especially if it is hot and/or sunny. Wear athletic shoes or tie-on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

.... sites we visited in Mexico, at a 4.5. Whilst we felt it was second to Palenque it was a close run thing and definitely surpassed Chichen Itza. It is a pristine site with some magnificent buildings that have been restored well and whilst can't all be climbed are readily accessible. I think a large part of their appeal is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Uxmal is a great site. Before visiting my suggestion is to read about the site to better enjoy your visit. The site is not crowded which makes visiting even more enjoyable. We had a rental car and drove from Tulum with the aid of a GPS without any difficulty. The site is easily accessible from Merida.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I prefer Uxmal to Chichen Itza (but see both if you can). It is one of the great archeological sites of the region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited other Mayan ruins and they were interesting. Uxmal is lovely. Our guide described this site as an "embroidery" and I would agree. The buildings especially the quadrangle have walls that are indeed embroidered sculpture. We arrived around 10:30 and stayed about three hours which was enough time with the temps in the 90's. Before you visit, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the impressive temple to the tranquility of the grounds and the beauty of the ruins I have to say this place is a gem,later we visited the No1 place,Chichen Itza, where the crowds day tripping from Cancun plus the huge mass of junk sellers made it a task rather than a pleasure. Here the very different temple style appealed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we'd done Chichen Itza the previous week and being in Merida decided to take the trip to see Uxmal as we'd heard it was good; slightly different to CI and not as busy. both being correct! go early to get the best photos and avoid the heat of the day as you'll need the energy to climb most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Yucatán and it was so exciting, best way to get here is taking a tour or having car, also is possible to take a bus on TAME (Mérida) $70.00 pesos. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uxmal is one of the most amazing Mayan sites. It is by far the most ornate with the buildings covered with cartouches and other designs. Bring a pair of binoculars for viewing the designs on the various buildings. While not as crowded as Chichen Itza, Uxmal still gets heavy tourist visitation, especially from Merida. To best enjoy the site go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 10 hired an English guide, and it was well worth the pesos. The guide was able to give detailed explanations of the different buildings that wasn't available on the signage. We spent about two hours at the site, arriving around 9 am. Even by 10 am, the sun was hot so be sure to wear a hat... More 

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