Chichen Itza is a must-see site for any traveler. Located in the Mexican Yucatan about 2 hours from Cancun, it is easily seen. With the abundance of other things to do and see in the area, including dozens of ancient Maya sites, Cenotes, colonial towns and beaches, a trip should be high on your list of vacation dreams. Here are a few pictures from our trip and after them please refer to the links to other useful information about seeing Chichen Itza and the surrounding attractions.

Chichen Itza, Temple of Kukulkan, El Castillo
Temple of Kukulkan (El Castillo)
Chichen Itza, Temple of Kukulkan, El Castillo
Temple of Kukulkan (El Castillo) – Arrive early to get this shot clear of tourists
Chichen Itza, Thousand Columns
Thousand Columns
Chichen Itza, Temple to the warriors, Thousand Columns
Temple to the warriors
Chichen Itza, Cenote Sagrado, Sacred Cenote
Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote)
Chichen Itza, Skull Platform
Skull Platform
Chichen Itza, Skull Platform
Skull Platform
Chichen Itza Ball Court
Great Ball Court
Chichen Itza Ball hoop
Ball hoop
Chichen Itza Ball Court Beheaded Player
Ball Court Beheaded Player
Chichen Itza
Temple by Ball Court
Chichen Itza, bas-relief showing red pigment
Ras-relief showing red pigment
Chichen Itza, bas-relief
Bas-relief
Chichen Itza, Temple of Kukulkan, El Castillo
Serpents at base of Temple of Kukulkan(El Castillo)

A description of my visit to Chichen Itza is here.

Useful tips on how to see Chichen Itza and what to expect is here.

To see my list of favorite ancient Maya sites, go here.

A list of my favorite Cenotes in the area is here.

Author

IT pro by day, avid traveler and photographer by night.

Write A Comment

%d bloggers like this: