That depends on your personal preference. If you have to choose one or the other, then perhaps it would be wise to consider how important it is for you to learn about the culture. While both archaeological sites provide fascinating backgrounds into the history of the ancient Maya, Chichen Itza [...]
By plane with Fly Cozumel, just 35 minutes. If you decide to go by ferry and land, plan about 3.5 hours just to get there.
Kukulkan is the tallest pyramid at Chichen Itza, reaching up 30 meters in height or about the length of a football field. However, it is not the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. That distinction belongs to the Nohoch Mul pyramid at Coba.
Wear comfortable clothes, shoes you feel comfortable walking around in, and a hat. Make sure to bring sunscreen and camera as well. Other than that, maybe some additional cash if you wish to purchase some souvenirs or deem Mr. Tortuga and the Fly Cozumel crew worthy of your monetary gratitude.
No, no, and no. It is no longer possible to climb the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. This is as much for the personal safety of the guests to this UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is for the preservation of these ancient constructions.
Your Chichen Itza tour will be led by our talented and humorous guide, Mr. Tortuga, who will explain the fascinating history of the Temple of the Warriors, the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Observatory, and the Mayan Ball Court, among others.
Contrary to popular lore, Chichen Itza was not built by extraterrestrial beings from outer space and, no, there's no Nazi gold buried here either. The history of Chichen Itza dates back to back to at least 600 A.D. and was one of the most important Mayan cities ever built.
Yes! While we wouldn't recommend you torture yourself or risk not making it back to the cruise ship on time, our Cozumel Chichen Itza tour will make sure you get to the Mayan ruins early and are back long before your ship departs our beloved island.
Chichen Itza is located on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula, about halfway between the towns of Valladolid and Merida. The trip to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza from Cozumel takes over three hours by ferry and bus or just 45 minutes by plane.