Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

About Chichén Itzá
  • Most famous Maya pyramid
  • UNESCO World heritage site
  • Breathtaking view from top of pyramid
  • Guided tours

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá is undoubtedly the place to visit if you’re stopping by Playa del Carmen. One of the Yucatán Peninsula’s most prized historical and cultural site, Chichén Itzá tells of times gone by when the Maya’s ruled the Mexican Valley. Impressive ruins, such as the famous pyramid, often referred to as the castle, el Castillo, don’t offer simply awesome constructions for one to behold, rather they also offer a challenge, as climbing to the top is no easy feat. The view from the top is truly breathtaking and lets one get a gist of what living here thousands of years ago must have felt like. Get a look at the dense, green jungle from new heights.

Besides the main pyramid, enjoy numerous other constructions, many of them partially restored while others are draped with lush vines. Guided tours are available for those interested in an accurate historical recount of the area.