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Dzibilchaltun Ruins Tour and Progreso Beach Break from Merida
Ranked #7 of 113 things to do in Merida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

My opinion only, but before you set out on one of the all day tours to more famous ruins, do your self a favor and come here. Though not as grand or beautiful (nor as expensive and crowded), Dzibilchaltun is a wonderful and easy introduction to Maya culture. It is easily reached by taxi for under 150 pesos and less by colectivo. There are good guides available for reasonable cost. The walking is easy and the facilities are good. When done seeing all the ruins, go for a swim in the small cenote. But do not leave before you take a slow walk through the recently rehabilitated museum. It is extensive and alone is worth the round trip. Don't miss it.

Visited February 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Good for easy access ruins and the cenote is beautiful and cool to swim in. The museum has a lot of interesting information about the area and the time period. There are alot of artifacts which is really neat. We did the walk through the trees and found it wasn't really worth it. It was very hot and lots of mosquitos. You are better off to stick to the main path.

Visited February 2013
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“Mayan mysteries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

You can get a guide, but we did it on our own because we had time constraints. Bring your swimsuit if you want to take a dip in the pool. They don't allow large backpacks-- you are asked to check them at the visitor center, but they will allow small purses and such.

Visited February 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Very natural”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

I enjoyed these ruins because they are not busy like Tulum or Chichen Itza. It is a very natural setting and has a good little museum. It also has a beautiful cenote.

Visited February 2013
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“Great Experience and still leaves time to explore Progreso”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

My family and took the tour with AutoProgreso to Dzibilchaltun Ruins. We inquired on line before leaving on our trip aboard the Carnival Triumph. We corresponded by email with Guadalupe but exchange no money. We were told to meet her by the Auto Progressive tour booth in Progresso at 11am. We got off the ship early had plenty of time to check out the city then arrived at the tour booth. Guadalupe met us at the bus had our name on a poster card reserving our space. Nice bus ride over to the ruins was narrated by the guide who shared information about the history of the ruins. We arrived at the site. We did have to check our large back pack. The museum was closed because it was Monday but there were a few small shops open. We had the choice to stay with the guide or explore on our own. We chose to stay with the guide who went into more details about the specific buildings there are a lot of structures on the sight that you can explore we were then given time to tour on our own for about 2 hours. My kids swam in the cenote for about 45min we then walked over to the temple of the seven dolls. Then back on the bus. On they way home they give you the choice to be dropped off at the beach or back directly at the ship terminal. (There are shops there too) Everyone on our bus wanted to go back to the ship terminal.

Book this trip directly with AutoProgreso And save tons of money! This is the same trip you book through the cruise ship with the same company. Only difference is that the cruise ship tour leaves at 9am and the private tour leaves at 11am both last the same amount of time.

Visited February 2013
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