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Chichen Itza

Yucatán

Weather and Location
Wed, 26/07/2017
24

ºC min.

32

ºC max.

Thu, 27/07/2017
23

ºC min.

32

ºC max.

Fri, 28/07/2017
23

ºC min.

32

ºC max.

Sat, 29/07/2017
22

ºC min.

32

ºC max.

Sun, 30/07/2017
23

ºC min.

32

ºC max.

Mon, 31/07/2017
23

ºC min.

31

ºC max.

Tue, 01/08/2017
23

ºC min.

28

ºC max.

Wed, 02/08/2017
24

ºC min.

31

ºC max.

Located in Yucatan, appointed by the UNESCO as World Heritage and considered one of the ""New Seven Wonders of the World"".  The archaeological site covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers. Composed by the south area that dates back to the VII century and shows the maya Puuc construction style and the central area, built after the arrival of the Toltecs around the 10th century, it shows the fusion of the Puuc architectural styles and the central highlands of Mexico.

The most impressive structures of Chichen Itza are located in the central area. There you will find the ball game, temples, the spectacular Castle (Pyramid of Kukulkan) and the Mayan calendar stone that measures 25 meters. The Toltec warriors are represented in the engravings found around the entrance, at the top of the Castle. The local guides will provide detailed information about Chichen Itza and even take you to a Sacred Cenote.

During the spring and autumn equinoxes, the sun creates the illusion of a snake ascending or descending the stairs of the Pyramid of Kukulkan, a fantastic phenomenon that attracts many people. The illusion is reproduced in the sound and light show that takes place every evening in the archaeological site. You can explore the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza in a day, or spend the night at the Hacienda Chichen, a place of the sixteenth century beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury hotel and spa.