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Mayan ruins are truly spectacular so tourists visiting the Yucatan region, including Tulum

  • Tulum RuinsTulum Ruins
    Carr. Tulum-Cancun Km. 3, Tulum
    Tulum was one of the last Maya inhabited cities in the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in 1518.

  • Dzibilchaltun RuinsDzibilchaltun Ruins
    Although a minor archaeological site compared to Chichén Itzá or Uxmal, in its day Dzibilchaltun contained hundreds of structures and bustled with commerce.

  • Xelha ruinsXelha ruins
    Carr. Tulm-Puerto Juarez Km. 240, Tulum
    A little known and easily accesible group of ancient Maya temples, known as Xel Ha, is located 15 minutes north of Tulum downtown.

  • Chacmultun RuinsChacmultun Ruins
    Chacmultun is an ancient and most unique archeological site in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

  • Chichen Itza RuinsChichen Itza Ruins
    Carr. 180 Tulum-Valladolid-Piste, Mérida
    The archaeological site of Chichén ltzá (At the mouth of the well of the Itza) is also called the city of the sorcerers of the water.

  • Muyil RuinsMuyil Ruins
    Carr. Tulum-Chetumal Km. 15, Tulum
    The Maya ruins of Muyil also known of as Chunyaxche which means "wide ceiba trunk" in Mayan. This is a reference to the sacred Maya tree, the Ceiba, which is an example of the tree of life.

  • Kohunlich RuinsKohunlich Ruins
    One of the less visited ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula, Kohunlich is easily accessible by car from Chetumal and southern Campeche.

  • Coba RuinsCoba Ruins
    Carr. Tulum-Coba Km. 48.1, Valladolid
    The archaeological site of Coba is still largely hidden in the sub tropical vegetation.

  • Ek’ Balam RuinsEk’ Balam Ruins
    Surrounded by protective walls and four beautiful arches, the architecture of this City is completely different to others in the Yucatán

  • Uxmal RuinsUxmal Ruins
    Uxmal (OOSH-mahl) means “‘built three times” in the Mayan language, and though its name is a mystery

Mayan ruins are truly spectacular so tourists visiting the Yucatan region, including the Riviera Maya , should make sure to include tours to Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins, In fact, if you have the time and the money, it may also be a good idea to spend a nine-day tour that will give you an opportunity to visit and walk on the best preserved Mayan ruins in the entire Yucatan Peninsula. However, if you must choose one, then you should consider the ruins in Tulum because they contain some of the most important Mayan finds.

Of all the Mayan ruins, the Coba Ruins are the most popular. Coba, which literally signifies murky waters, represent the five lakes in the Yucatan. The major attraction in Coba is the Nohoch Mul, which houses the highest Mayan pyramid in Yucatan. Another popular ruin in Coba is El Tiempo de la Iglesia, which is The Temple of the Church in English. It is also quite popular to tourists. Many historians claim that the city of Coba diminished in popularity to pave way to Tulum and Chicheh Itza towns during the Spanish occupation. If you go deeper in the jungle, you will also be able to come across the Muyil Ruins, which is nearer the Mexican marine sanctuary Sian Ka'An.

Although the Chicheh Itza and Coba ruins are popular Mayan ruins, the Muyil Ruins are also starting to gain attention from tourists recently. The only reason why this area was not accessible decades ago is that the ruins are actually inside the jungle of the Yucatan. Aside from marveling at the Mayan architecture, you can also go bird watching in Muyil. In fact, tourists who include Muyil in their itinerary are usually nature lovers and adventure seekers. Visiting these Mayan sites is actually no longer difficult, particularly because tourist guides will lead you to paths that are easy to follow and track.

Before you go inside Mayan ruins, however, it is advisable that you get to know the forecasted weather conditions in the area and if there are available accommodations or restaurants. If you visit Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins, you actually do not need to bring your own meals. Majority of Riviera Maya tour operators actually include food in Coba and Muyil Ruins tours. Besides, you should try popular Mayan delicacies, which include La Cochinita Pibil (pork in red spice sauce cooked the traditional way), while you are in the Yucatan peninsula.

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