The ruins of Chichen Itza were elected as one of the new 7 wonders of the world, and also considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It was one of the most important Mayan cities, and today maintains its importance as an archaeological site, about the year 525 AD A place where we can find the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of the Thousand Columns, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the observatory. The Kukulkan Pyramid is unique in the fall and spring equinoxes, thanks to a natural play of light and shadow, can be seen an optical illusion where you can see a snake crawling down the stairs of the pyramid. The equinox can be a very interesting date for this visit. Where the archaeological site of Chichen Itza? Chichen Itza is located 253 km from Playa del Carmen.
Tulum is another Maya city with the distinction of being the only one found on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It is said that at the time, due to its prime location, it was a strategic business point for the Maya civilization. It is a small archaeological site, but still is the third most visited archaeological destination of Mexico. Where else can you see beautiful landscapes thanks to the blue Caribbean Sea and the green of the forests, because they are built on the ruins of a cliff overlooking the sea. But not Tulum is not only ruins and archeology, there are also excellent beaches with turquoise water and fine white sands. Beaches renowned for its tranquility, spaciousness and be unspoiled. Ideal for a swim after visiting the ruins :) And where is Tulum? Just 65 km south of Playa del Carmen.
It was a city of the Mayan Empire located southeast of Mexico, in the territory now it occupied by the State of Quintana Roo, about ninety kilometers east of Chichén Itzá and forty northwest of Tulum.
Nohoch Mul pyramid in Coba is the most famous construction in the cutura maya, as the palm takes Temple Chichen Itza, but it can boast of being the highest in the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico it measures 42 meters high.
Ek Balam is a Mayan archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico. It is located 30 km north of the city of Valladolid, 2 km from the Mayan village of Ek Balam. In Mayan, eek 'Balaam means "black jaguar'