Don’t know to which archaeological sites go?

We tell you the top 3 that you can’t miss

With so many activities to do while you are traveling in this Caribbean paradise, it is certainly a difficult decision to choose which archaeological sites to visit during your stay, especially if you have limited time.

To help you with this dilemma, we have chosen the three archaeological sites that you can not miss while visiting Cancun.

Chichén Itzá

Perhaps the most popular of the ancient Mayan cities and one of the New Wonders of the World, this is a must during your visit to the Mexican Caribbean.

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Chichén Itza

This Mayan city, mythical and with an impressive architecture, is the home of the pyramid of Kukulcan, a Mayan calendar of large dimensions whose structure has been studied and mystery.

Approximately 5 km from the ruins of Chichén Itzá, is located the Cenote Ik-Kil, a creation of nature of 60 m in diameter and up to 40 deep, whose fresh water makes it attractive to visitors from all over the world.


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The insuperable view from the top of Nohoch Mul, known as the highest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula, 42 meters high, makes Coba an attraction for thousands of travelers that reach this ancient urban center to climb its 120 steps.

In addition to its other impressive structures, inside Coba are two fields in good condition that still retain their hoops, sidewalls, and even you can see inscriptions that relate the importance and sacredness of participating in this sport.

Read:10 Amazing Facts To Discover In Coba


About 40 kilometers separate Tulum from our previous destination. Is enough to say that this is the only archaeological zone by the sea and with views that will dazzle you.

3 Archaeological sites near Cancun you must visit
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Tulum was the first urban center of the Mayan civilization discovered by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century and is built on a cliff facing the second largest coral reef in the world. This ancient city is renowned for its unique buildings and its millenary frescoes and was an important and prosperous maritime and commercial enclave that developed entirely in the Postclassic period, after 1000 AD.

We assure you that after visiting these 3 archaeological zones, you will be fascinated with the ancient Mayan civilization and the richness of its legacy.

Read: Myths, Legends, And Truths About Mayan Cenotes

What other archaeological sites would you like to visit?