Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol.

Although we do understand that everyone wants to go to Chichen Itza, we much prefer the other locations. Chichen Itza is a national treasure but has become somewhat of an overcrowded flea market. If you insist to go (which most people do) then please get up early and go when it opens!