Chichen Itza

One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is a World Heritage Site according to UNESCO,
besides being one of the most visited archaeological sites internationally.

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The archaeological zone is open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during its regular hours. If you go on a guided tour, the start time will depend on the hotel where you stay.


They vary depending on the type of tour you book or if you decide to go on your own. To see all the details of the admission prices, we suggest you read “Tickets to Chichen Itza”.

Chichen Itza Tours

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$59 USD

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$79 USD

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$129 USD



$725 USD

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The temperature varies from 17 °C to 37 °C depending on the season of the year, it is usually muggy and it is suggested to bring an umbrella either for the sun or the rain.


“Mouth of the well of the wise men of the water” is the meaning of Chichen Itza, one of the translations of the Mayan language, although there are different variants or interpretations.

How and why was the Chichen Itza pyramid built?

According to the latest explorations by archaeologists, they affirm that the pyramid of Kukulkan was built on a cenote, also known as an eye of water or an underground body of water.

The cenotes are an essential part of the Mayan Culture, since it was where their rituals, offerings and sacrifices were carried out. You can learn more about the cenotes in “Sacred Cenote” and “Cenotes near Chichen Itza”

At first, the idea was that the pyramid of Chichen Itza was built for the worship of the god Kukulkan, he was worshiped and worshiped in this place, this is also attributed to the architecture and figure of the serpent of Chichen Itza.

More recent research indicates that the pyramid was actually built for an astronomical purpose, since it was from its orientation that the Mayans based their calendar.

The best way to get to the archaeological zone is with a guided tour, since they will not only take you from the door of your hotel in a comfortable round trip transfer, but also the guide will explain all the details of the Mayan Culture.

If even knowing this you prefer to go on your own, we have created a special section so that you know how to get to Chichén Itzá.

If you decide to go on your own, the cost of the entrance will depend on your origin, remaining as follows:

  • Foreign adult: 571 pesos and 85 pesos for children from 3 to 12 years old
  • National tourism: 253 pesos
  • Citizens: 85 pesos

The Itzáes settled in this Mayan city in the 9th century AD. Historians consider that they were Putun or Chontal Mayans. A dominant population with a unified culture whose center was this Maya settlement. Around the 10th century, the city was invaded by a predominantly warrior tribe: the Toltecs.

If you want to know the entire history of Chichén Itzá, we suggest you read the following article: