Tulum is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya between white sand beaches and rain forest. This enigmatic Mayan city dating from the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, is the only one that was built by the sea.
The old walled city, built on top of a cliff of 12 meters overlooking the Caribbean Sea, has the remains of one of the most exquisite and important cities of the ancient Mayan world.
The tallest building and most important ofTulum is known as El Castillo. Built in several stages, on an imposing staircase, is crowned by a temple, which is entered by a portico of columns carved in the shape of snakes. The castle is surrounded by temples, houses and monuments, extending inland to the current entry to the archaeological complex. Among these buildings the most relevant are, the Temple of the Sea, the Temple of Wind, Northwest House, several temples, the Temple of the Descending God and the Cenote House, built on a typical cavity that collects rainwater leaks from the surface.
Tulum is definitely the ideal destination for eco-archaeological nature lovers, sun, and history.
For those who love mysticism and magic, in the depths of the rainforest in southwestern Yucatan Peninsula you will find the wonderful archaeological site of Coba, that is considered along with Tikal, one of the most important ceremonial centers of the golden era of the Mayan people. In Coba you can discover to Nohoch Muul, the tallest pyramid in the peninsula of Yucatan. The fascinating stories of the guide will make the stones of the Mayan temples and the field where they practiced the ball game come to life with the magic of the past.
You can also enjoy visiting a Mayan village where you can coexist with the descendants of the most impressive pre-hispanic civilization and also participate in the preservation of cultural and natural heritage. The Tour Coba Mayan Town will take you to the archaeological site of Coba and the surrounding region located northwest of Tulum on the Riviera Maya. Enjoy a memorable experience, get to know the richness of the Mayan world.
Cancun offers the opportunity to visit the most spectacular archaeological sites in Mexico without having to travel long distances.
Take a trip back in time and learn the culture of a fascinating world: the Maya.
– Ruinas del Rey (Ruins of The King): The original name is unknown, was named after the discovery of a sculpture representing a human face decorated with an elaborate headdress, which probably portrays a character of high rank.
Because of its location to both the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte lagoon, it is possible to have functioned as the center of a small city devoted to maritime trade and fishing. Today it is visited by local and international tourism and has a wide variety of birds and reptiles.
Location: On the mile 17.5 of Boulevard Kukulcan, Cancun.
– El Meco: it is named after the nickname of a local resident who became associated with the ruins. Until the arrival of the Spanish enclave work as a strategic business and assumed importance in the regional economy by participating in a commercial network and inland marine lagoon which is integrated in all populations of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has the tallest building and important part of the conurbation of Cancun and the largest number of civil and religious buildings. Corresponds to the Early Classic period, AD 300-600.
Location: Seven miles from the junction between Bonampak avenue hotel zone and the road to Punta Sam.
– Chichen Itza: For its size, symmetry and astrological significance, was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as well as a World Heritage Site. Home to the pyramid of Kukulkan, a huge stone calendar attached to the ball field larger in Mesoamerica, a Mayan astronomic observatory, the Temple of the Nuns, the Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote. In the evening you can enjoy an incredible show called Chichen Itza Light and Sound. In addition, during the Spring Equinox on 21 March and the Autumn Equinox on September 22, you can see the body of Kukulcan serpent descending from the top of the main pyramid El Castillo. This effect symbolizes the descent of God Kukulcan (bird-snake) to the ground, and meant the beginning and end of the agricultural cycle.
Location: 188 miles to Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula.
– Ek Balam: its buildings, temples and palaces are located inside a walled area, which proves to have been sacred center and seat of power, where the rulers and priests lived. Today this archaeological site is positioned as the most recent in the region, in the Yucatan Peninsula ..
Location: 145 kilometers from Cancún.
– Coba: Wrapped in the deep green of the rainforest, the ancient Mayan city stands between five quiet lagoons. His name signified in Maya water stirred by wind. It flourished between 600-900 AD, and at the end of the Classic period had already become a Maya city-state of great importance with a population over 50,000. By archaeological discoveries, there are many links with the great Maya city of Tikal (Guatemala). In its heyday extended over 70 km and there was wielded economic control of the region through a complex network of roads. It is home to the tallest pyramid in the north of the peninsula with 42 meters high.
Location: 165 miles from Cancun town west of the archaeological zone d.
– Tulum, Mayan walled city of the empire, has a beachfront dream. It was an important center of worship for the “god descended” and a thriving trading port until the arrival of the Spanish in 1518.
Reached its peak by the year 1200 AD of the post-Classic Maya.
His name was Zama prehispanic, “dawn” in Maya and Tulum now and that means wall, fence or barrier. It is possible to have used this name to refer to the city when it was already in ruins.
The Castle is the most outstanding building for its location, the Temple of the Descending God, the Temple of the frescoes, murals and adorned with a reproduction of codices, the House of Columns and Uinic Halach House.
Location: 132 miles from Cancun on the beautiful Caribbean coast.
During your vacation in Cancun, not to be missed the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico. Come and enjoy the history and culture of a fascinating world and not be beaten.
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If your coming on vacations to the riviera maya, I’m pretty shure Chichen Itza is already on your list, but if not, you should ad it right now. Chichen Itza was the capital of ancient Maya empire. Today considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World and is one of the most visited archaeological sites around the world.
Do not miss the incredible experience of visiting Chichen Itza Plus in your package, it
includes round trip transportation from your hotel in the riviera maya and the attention of an guide throughout the tour, you can request the use of blankets and umbrellas for your convenience. We also visit Ikil, beautiful cenote, where you can swim and cool off for a while, and it also includes a delicious buffet lunch.
In The Chichen Itza Plus package we also offer drinks such as water, soda and beer
aboard the bus, and a continental breakfast. And of course the most important,
full entry and guided tour in the incredible city of Chichen Itza, you will be surprised of all the energy you feel when you visit the mystical city of Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza Plus is a tour you can take from the Riviera Maya.