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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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  • Wonderful place where everything is accessible. Nice little museum, cenote, ruins and a sense of peace on this site. I could feel the area and have a sense of how it used to be. Not as commercialized ...  more »
  • Quite big area with many ruins which you can climb on! To reach the most remote part of this complex, where the sun rays passes through the window during equinox, you will have to walk about 10 minute...  more »
  • I booked the tour of the Dzibilchaltun Ruins with Turitransmerida. The tour guide was excellent and he would always call be my name. That shows this tour company is very professional because usually t...  more »
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  • Museum closed on Monday, which they do no tell you until you enter. Bathroom attendant expects tip for handing you a paper towel after you paid a lot to enter. Guides expect a tip after a very pricy tour. Not many markers explaining ruins. The ruins are amazing tho. No signs to warn you or designate the cenote is 120 feet deep on one side with underground river. One elderly man warned us. He may have been a guide.
  • Amazing ruins. To see. And. Not lots of crowds. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history is incredible
  • It was amazing only 12 minutes from port we had time to take pictures and climb the ruins. Please please take a small Bookbag or drawstring bag and make sure each person has two bottles of water.
  • This place is very cool. If you are in Progreso Mexico you need to get there for sure. Hopefully you are able to get Wilbert Vasquez Casanova to give you the tour. Very smart guy.
  • Quiet site near Merida. Guide was fantastic. Nice museum on site and peasants huts as well as stone ruins.