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“A worth while ruin to visit with the added attraction of a museum and a cenote for swimming.”

Dzibilchaltun Ruins
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Dzibilchaltun Ruins Tour and Progreso Beach Break from Merida
Ranked #6 of 116 things to do in Merida
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chelem
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A worth while ruin to visit with the added attraction of a museum and a cenote for swimming.”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

It costs around 100 pesos to visit Dzibilchaltun. They no longer allow you to take bags into the site, so if you are planning on swimming in the cenote (and you MUST do this!!) then my advise is wearing your swim suits under your clothes and carry a towel. You could also carry a bottle of water, essential as it gets very hot here, and your camera. Keep money in your pocket. leave everything else in the car. they have also roped of some of the temples and you can no longer climb and explore them as you used to be able to do.
There is a good shop here and a nice museum which has relics from all across the region. there is also a reconstruction of a few mayan huts. The cenote is lovely for swimming and snorkleling. This is a great place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Olsztyn, Poland
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Wirth a visit”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Although it is not so well known, it is worth a visit. Nice, educative, quiet, with a nice small museum.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great find!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Given its close proximity to Merida, we were determined to visit Dzibilchaltun and learn how to get around all at the same time. This was definitely a worthwhile quest. The site itself is relatively small. The history and the quality of the structures and cenote, as well as the wonderful guided tour, made it a perfect starting point for learning about the Yucatan and the Mayas. In the process, we also learned how the taxi and colectivo system works. Great trip!

Visited May 2013
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“THE Dzbilchaltun Ruins are worth visiting”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

They are close to the city and the recent work done to the area has made them more attractive to both: local and turists.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“My favorite ruins site”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went here at the last minute thinking it would be a small, not so popular site. We were right that it was not as popular as the others, but it was definitely more interesting. You may not see as many huge, grand pyramids here, but there was definitely a lot of history and you learn more about how communities lived rather than just a couple large pyramids. There was actually alot here and decently spread out so it took a solid couple hours to see the whole site. They have a very nice museum also, and a cenote if you choose to go to. I would definitely go here if you are staying in the area, i enjoyed it more than ones like Coba, Tulum, Uxmal

Visited April 2013
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