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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. Plan to visit Dzibilchaltún and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Merida attractions using our Merida vacation route planner.
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  • Worth much to go with friends or family or couple in the place is very well very nice and very close to the city, must not move away or take long journeys the cenote is very nice and the ruins they also recommend
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  • These ruins and cenote are not very big but they do have a certain charm and it's a pleasant way to spend a morning and there is lots of history in the little town. We enjoyed ourselves and the museum...  more »
  • Swimming in the sink hole was our families FAV! The scenery was beautiful, the ruins were so gorgeous. We toured it ourselves and went to the museum. Very cool place and only about a twenty minute dri...  more »
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  • Great maya ruins. There´s a really large (not tall) pyramid and a beautiful pond that they call a "cenonte". Don´t forget to bring bathing clothes to take a chance to swim in that amazingly clean water!
  • If you want to learn some Mexican and Mayan history... you should come here. You can honestly do the whole place in an hour or less, so don't expect an all day adventure. Be prepared to walk alot and wear comfortable shoes especially if you want to climb the temples!
  • I have always wanted to visit a Mayan pyramid and climb it. This was great and I learned a lot from our guide. Food is not so great.
  • The Mayan pyramids are a beautiful site to behold. Pictures do not do the scale justice and building structures this massive would be quite a task with modern equipment...
  • The museum is small but somehow interesting. The cenote water is not very inviting and the ruins are so-so. Quite pricy for what it is... Not worth the ride