Itza is the number one destination for people looking to see the
Mayan ruins, they are the most popular Mayan Ruins in the
Yucatan peninsula. This ruins were declared as one of the 7 wonders of
the world in 2006 and world heritage site by the UNESCO. The
most famous structure in the site is El Castillo (The
Castle) pyramid and it's the most recognizable structure in the entire
It is a long haul from Cozumel, about a 14 hour day, but it is worth it,
you'll enjoy every minute of your visit.
Q: ARE THE CHICHEN ITZA RUINS LOCATED
A: No, From Cozumel you'll need to ride the passenger
ferry over to Playa del Carmen, where you can meet your tour.
Chichen Itza is located about 2.5 to 3 hours north of Playa del
Carmen and Cancun, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Q: CAN I ENJOY THESE TOURS IF I'M ON A
A: Any tour from Chichen Itza will take you a 14 hour
commute, that is why we do not recommend it for cruise ship passengers.
You can check with your cruise, if you're stopping in Progreso, you can
do the ruins from there. If you are looking to see some Mayan
ruins while in Cozumel we can recommend you to visit either Tulum or
Q: WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE HISTORY
OF CHICHEN ITZA?
A: Chichen Itza became a major regional capital of the Mayan
empire, both politically and economically grew to power about 1,400
years ago. About 1000 years ago, a civil war broke out, and the
city went into a drastic decline. In 1521, Spanish Conquistador
Francisco de Montejo claimed the city for Spain, intending it to become
the capital of Spanish Yucatan.
Q: WHAT FAMOUS TEMPLES WILL I GET TO
SEE ON CHICHEN ITZA?
A: Chichen Itza is home of one of the seven wonders of the
world, the famous temple of El Castillo (The Castle) the Temple of
Kukulkan, this structure dominates the landscape at the center of
the ruins site. Some of the other famous and major temples
include the High Priest's Temple, the Temple of the Warriors, The
House of Mysterious Writing, The Nunnery, The Snail, and also the
Mayan Ball Courtand the Sacred Cenote, where human sacrifices once