Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

Zona Arqueologica Uxmal

Zona Arqueologica Uxmal
5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from A$55.66
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MGG56
Chapel Hill, NC344 contributions
Disappointing this time...
Nov. 2021
I was disappointed with my latest visit to the Uxmal ruins. Apparently due to COVID, they have closed off about 2/3’s of the site and only allow visitors to visit 1/3 of the site along a designated route. And yet they still charge the full price of admission. I’m all about being smart and safe about COVID precautions, but I don’t see the wisdom in what they are doing at Uxmal. It’s an open air attraction! They could limit the amount of people at the site at one time, open the whole site and not put people at risk. Uxmal is my favorite Mayan site, I’ve probably visited 4-5 times over the years. The admission fee has almost doubled over the years I’ve been visiting and I don’t mind paying because it’s a spectacular site, but full price for 1/3 of the site just plain stinks.
Written 27 November 2021
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LibbyTeal
Los Angeles, CA211 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Aug. 2021
Chichen Itza is amazing, but so is Uxmal, and without anywhere near the amount of tourists and vendors and hassle that you'll experience at the more famous site. I visited Uxmal on my own, and was able to comfortably explore the entire site at my leisure with hardly anyone else around. And oh my god, the lizards. Beautiful iguanas everywhere you look, amazing bird life, and plenty of options to rest in the shade as you explore the archaeological ruins. Decent facilities as well.
Written 27 October 2021
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Stefan S
15 contributions
pre-set walking route, part of the area is closed off - not so nice
Aug. 2021
also here : come early and it's only few people there. Due to corona a big part is closed to visitors and you have to follow a pre-set walking path. That's not nice and you miss out on a lot. As we've been to many site of the Yucatan peninsula we really do NOT understand that closing. It's outside, people wear masks and the area is wide so distance is no problem at all. Even with the crowds in Chichen Itza you were allowed to go everewhere. BIG MINUS. Also security guides stand right in the middle of good photo spots. Otherwise it is a very nice site with a not typical rounded pyramid and good reliefs. As soon as it's all open I'd recommend going there. We (teenage kids) liked Edzna and Ek Balam far more. We were on a trip by rental car and did stay near Tecoh.
Written 19 September 2021
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland976 contributions
Best archeological site in Yucatán
Jun. 2021
After having visited Chichen Itza with its millions of tourists and sellers, it was such a nice relief to visit Uxmal: almost no other visitors (there were about 10-20 other visitors - I recommend you go there early in the morning to avoid the crowd and the heat). The site is really interesting, with many buildings over the site. There is a lot of nature with trees so you can have a break in the shade during the visit.

During COVID you need to wear a face mask all the time, so it can get a bit hot, but I appreciate they are trying to adhere to safety rules and fight against the pandemic.

I highly recommend Uxmal, for me so far the best site to visit in Yucatán.
Written 22 June 2021
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sam1992uk
London, UK12 contributions
Beats the chicken pizza
Jun. 2021 • Couples
So much better than chichen itza (chicken pizza) no annoying vendors and more impressive. We spent 1h there took some pictures of iguanas too. The only annoying thing was that Mexicans still follow the mask-on rule outside even though it’s super unscientific and when we were climbing they pyramid in a tropical climate it was quite tough on us gringos. Take loads of water!! Parking was 80 mxn and the entry around 500 mxn pp.
Written 15 June 2021
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Thicket123
Brooklyn, NY134 contributions
Magical!
May 2021
It's worth visiting the Yucatan just to explore this fantastic Mayan archeological site. It's magical and fascinating. The air is perfumed by flowers and there are birds flying everywhere amidst the structures under a brilliant blue sky. It's a dream place for a photographer. Get there early before the heat sets in and as for crowds; it does not seem to be nearly as crowded as Chichen Itza. Uxmal is located about 2 hours from Campeche or 1.5 hours from Merida. We rented a car and drove so afterward we were able to visit some Cenotes. There is also an open air, thatched roof restaurant just outside the main entrance to enjoy a quick lunch after your visit.
Written 1 June 2021
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PalanggaTexas
Mission, TX275 contributions
Better than Chichester Itza
May 2021 • Couples
A more peaceful must visit archaeological site, about an hour bus ride from Merida. It has many trees offering shades if visiting during summertime. Nice friendly people. There are stores at the entrance that sell souvenirs etc but none of those pushy vendors. You need about 1-2 hours to see the whole site. Across there is a chocolate house factory which you can visit while waiting for the bus.
They did not allow backpacks inside the site, not even a medium sized bag. They can keep it for you at no fee. Just be aware. Wear comfortable shoes. The steps are tricky -narrow and steep.
Written 31 May 2021
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Sanja B
Crozet, France10 contributions
A wonderful surprise!
May 2021 • Couples
A beeeeautiful site with a lot of nature and so natural shade from the heating sun. Early in the morning there were very few people so we had the place almost exclusively to ourselves. Possible to do the tour in many different languages! If I had to choose between Uxmal and Chichen Itzá, I would choose Uxmal.
Written 22 May 2021
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robert
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico4 contributions
Wow a must see
May 2021 • Couples
Very well preserved Mayan site probably the best site in the Yucatán You feel you have been transported back in time the pyramid of the magician is spectacular Unfortunately at this time they don’t allow climbing any if the pyramids
Written 19 May 2021
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Marlene R
41 contributions
Warning. See less with Covid
May 2021 • Family
I love Uxmal and been there 5 times. But you should be aware that with Covid the grounds are sectioned off and you can only see about 1/3 of the grounds and cannot get close or climb any structures. I realize they need the funding but if knew this, I would have takes my guests elsewhere and go back another year. Same cost to get in but little to see. I was disappointed.
Written 8 May 2021
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