Dzibilchaltún, Merida

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Witness the mysterious structures and culture of a long-disappeared civilization at Dzibilchaltún. Continuously inhabited for thousands of years, this grand settlement is now open to explore, and you can even climb the structure for great views over the site. Check out the museum here, and study artifacts uncovered from the site, from tiny sculptures to metal bells. After exploring the site, consider cooling off in the cenote, where the resident fish will give you a pedicure. To visit Dzibilchaltún and get the most from your holiday in Merida, create itinerary details personal to you using our Merida online itinerary planner .
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  • This is an excellent option for those who are with little time to Merida, is an archaeological site which features a cenote. The ride was very nice, we got to swim to the cenote and the water was crystal clear and very fresh, had fish swimming around one. This visit was very pleasant
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  • It is a magical place, with ruins and a Cenote flower of Earth, is a place where have managed to revive the splendor of the Mayan world near the city of Merida, which makes it very attractive, with a tourist Inn where you can see and learn from the majestic which is the Mayan culture its proximity to the city of Merida makes it almost impossible to not visit place and like this on the way to the port of Progreso, that makes it more attractive, in addition to being a point where you could also observe the Equinox, that gives it a plus if one is for those dates . Truly a magical place to visit
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  • A small maya archaeological site near Merida, have several ruins, including that of a chapel Spanish, but the most famous and best preserved is the Temple of the seven dolls. There is also a small cenote to which it is possible to enter and swim. It also has a small museum with Mayan things and the region. I recommend wearing sunscreen and hats as distances between landmarks are long and the greater part of the year there is Sun.
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  • This place is nice! Great experience. It's not the biggest pyramids but definitely some good sized & detailed structures. The sink hole with naturally fed spring water really finished off the tour well with a cool dip on a hot day. Also the food place is good, Clean restrooms, and price reasonable. Friendly tour & waiter.
  • This place was great. Plenty of walking so be ready for some good hiking. So much history in one place can be very overwhelming, however we loved and enjoyed every minute. Certainly recommend having a guide with you to explain and interpret all of the artifacts here. Otherwise, you can find yourself staring at a wonderful pyramid and not fully understand its purpose and how it contributed to Mayan culture. They did have a pond where you can swim. HIGHLY recommend bringing your suit and towel with you. Otherwise, you'll find yourself trying to walk back to the entrance to retrieve your items and realize it's a 15 minute walk one-way. There is a restaurant on-site. The food was good despite it being slightly cold (or just not hot). The gift shop was also nice and had plenty of knick-knack items that make perfect souvenirs.
  • This cenote was amazing. Probably the best of all the ones I went to during my time in Mexico. There were so many friendly fish that would bite your skin if you stood still in the shallows; it was a blast. There is also a ledge that you could jump, dive or flip off of into the water.
  • Great historic place with many ruins. I recommend you take a tour like my family and I did because that way you know what you're looking at and the history behind it. Bring a bathing suit, as there is a very beautiful lake. Highly recommended
  • Visiting Dzibilchaltun was part of an excursion we took from Carnival. The guide, Maria, was great! So knowledgeable. The ruins we're pretty incredible. We were allowed to climb them and experience the magnitude of the area. We we're also told to swim in the Cenote which was incredible.
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