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Dzibanche

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Address: Chetumal, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient Mayan city with impressive pyramids and buildings.

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Amazing temple in the Mexican jungle

When we arrived we started wandering around on our own, and after a short walk came to an impressive temple. I've seen pictures of these places before but never really appreciated... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived we started wandering around on our own, and after a short walk came to an impressive temple. I've seen pictures of these places before but never really appreciated how tall they actually are. When you climb to the top you can see for miles over the jungle. When we came back down we were pretty happy, thinking... More 

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Danbury, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and colleague who was a local schoolteacher took me to Dzibanche and also to Kohunliche, which he recommended as two of the lesser known and lesser visited Mayan sites in the Yucatan. They were both breathtakingly spectacular. I don’t know how to describe either site in a short review except to say that they were the most remarkable... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My first visit to Dzibanche was like a dream. INAH does a beautiful job maintaining this archaeological zone. What a wonderful way to spend a day that should include a visit to the sister site of Kinichna.

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Bacalar, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

.I have been many times to this ruin. I live fairly close, and have gone with friends a number of times. The last 4 times I have been there, I have had the fun experience of seeing the families of howler monkeys. It is a large ruin, very spread out and in a fairly isolated area, and I think that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a truly excellent day visitng Dzibanche with Mayadan Adventure. Jonathan was a great tour guide and filled us with loads of knowledge about the ruins. We enjoyed Mayadan so much that we booked a second tour with them. I highly recommend Mayadan Adventures. Best to contact them via WhatsApp. Their number is available on Facebook.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Many of the Mayan temples no longer allow tourists to climb and explore. That's not the case at Kohunlich. I have fond memories from my youth visiting, climbing and exploring the ruins at Tulum, and I wanted to share a similar experience with my children, so we visited Dzibanche and Kohunlich while in port at Costa Maya. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is immense and they are still excavating more ruins. You can still climb the steps (if you are fit), unlike most other ruins. Go with Native Choice Tours for a perfect trip. They take you there, provide a guide, provide food & water, and bring you back. The history is fascinating and well worth the time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We drove for about 2.5 from Mahahual as we were told this is one of the few ruins that isn't over run with crowds. We were the only group there for much of the time and then there was only one other group. The ruins are spectacular, we were joined by a guide who was able explain all the history.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is the best mayan ruins you can see in Costa Maya. Do it with Native Choice and you won't regret it. A lot to discover and a lot of climbing an walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We made this tour with Native Choice outside of the cruise terminal at Costa Maya. This is a long trip via a nice van to the ruins. Native Choice offices are outside of the cruise terminal, and two blocks on the left. It is about a 20 minute hike. To their office. 6 to 6 1/2 hours is what you... More 

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