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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

south of Merida | LA Mappa E' Sbagliata, LE Rovine Sono Molto A Sud DI Merida, Merida 97824, Mexico
+52 999 944 0033
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One of the highlights of the area - not to be missed

We arrived just as the site opened and, for the most part, had the place to ourselves. You really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
blavine
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Portland, OR
Hidden Gem!

Few tourists make it to Mayapan so it is a hidden gem! There are actually more buildings here than... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nubinskis
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Chuburna Puerto/Carrollton Virginia
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south of Merida | LA Mappa E' Sbagliata, LE Rovine Sono Molto A Sud DI Merida, Merida 97824, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived just as the site opened and, for the most part, had the place to ourselves. You really have the sense of what this place must have been as a busy city. At the base of the large pyramid, they have preserved some of...More

Thank blavine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Few tourists make it to Mayapan so it is a hidden gem! There are actually more buildings here than we expected, including one quite steep, tall pyramid type structure. Climbing is still allowed on all the ruins but some are very steep and can be...More

Thank Nubinskis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mayapan is a magical place, is the city where the Mayans rehearsed the buildings they will later make bigger in Chichén Itzá. Very close to Merida, if you can visit in the equinox it will be a wonderful experience

Thank MaleSolis
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were on a private tour and chose Mayapan ruins over other options because it is less visited and not crowded with tourists. As I reviewed each option this site is not much different. The main difference was the type of stone used in construction...More

1  Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is breathtaking. The amount of skill and belief that went into building these is unreal. We had the privilege of climbing the tallest pyramid. SO cool. Coming down was a little scary, but only for those of us who are scared of heights!

Thank nsasser26
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This archeological site has very few visitors but it is worth seeing. There are several pyramids and buildings to see, with a main pyramid having a good view, but with an unusually steep climb.

1  Thank Friendlyadvisor2
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I was the only tourist here on my birthday at 4pm. I was standing on the top of the pyramid and felt like someone standing on the top of the world. My favourite place in Mexico. Loved it.

1  Thank eur0peankiwi
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great, quiet area, not as visited as most, but certainely worth the trip... Ruins are fantastic, can climb on most ot them.

Thank evelynec-611
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great hands on exploration of an ancient Mayan ruin. Angel our tour guide from Lawsons was knowledgeable. We explored the site at our own pace and stayed as long as we wished.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had this place all to ourselves. I kept wondering why no one else was around, felt it was too good to be true. We spent about 2 hours walking around. This was also my second attempt to climb a pyramid and I finally did...More

1  Thank SusanandJesse
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Carla W
22 February 2017|
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Response from Joanna K | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. Mayapan is a stop you make when you have a car and are exploring on your own. It is beautiful, but, alas, the Catholics tore the pyramid down to build their churches. The ruins, however, are interesting and very... More
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sergeserge2016
15 December 2016|
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Response from Lynne Z | Reviewed this property |
Yucatan Today magazine advises that all archeological sites are open 365 days a year 8am to 5pm. As for cenotes, there is no common ownership so I suggest you find the cenotes you want to visit and check their websites... More
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MiaSurin
17 March 2016|
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Response from Ray T | Reviewed this property |
Try typing the following on Goggle Maps: Zona Arqueologica Mayapan The location should appear on Goggle Maps just south of the city of Telchaquillo, very close to the main highway 184. There is a dirt road off to the... More
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