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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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+52 999 944 0033
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.

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Fantastic and Climbable Mayan Ruins

Our visit to Uxmal happened the day after we went to Chichen Itza because we had a two day tour thru Mayaland. Even though Chichen Itza is king of the peninsula, Uxmal is, in my... read more

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Uxmal happened the day after we went to Chichen Itza because we had a two day tour thru Mayaland. Even though Chichen Itza is king of the peninsula, Uxmal is, in my humble opinion, more exotic, less crowded and with more structures to see, photograph and climb. This time there was a Mexican couple and a Thai... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always been interested in seeing the Mayan ruins at Uxmal. Though the ruins at Cichin Itza are bigger, that was built after the Toltec overran the Mayans and forced them to move there. Take a guide. My guide (George) spoke perfect English and knew the history of the ruins very well. The downer for me are the places... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love these Mayan ruins. I felt visiting this location was magical. The grounds were enormous and you were able to climb many of the monouments. There was far less foot traffic in this location compared to Chichen Itza. We walked around for almost an hour in the morning before we saw other people.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove from Merida, takes 1 hour, good highway. Gps got us there no problems. There Is shade so not too bad. Go early, by noon ot was 100 degrees and dangerously hot! Not as big as Chichen itza or eleborate but was easier to get around, and way way less crowded than Chichen. I highly recommend for anyone interested in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really interesting site where you can get up close to the structures. Give yourself enough time to explore. A good guide can show you lots of details which would be easy to miss if on your own.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a cruise excursion docked at Progreso. I would recommend this for anyone who loves history. You can really get up close to these ruins and climb many of the stairs including the Nunnery Quadrangle, Governor's Palace and others. You cannot climb the main pyramid - Pyramid of the Magician. You stayed with our tour... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me clarify- by accessible, I mean you can still climb on these ruins, they definitely are NOT ADA compliant. Unlike Chichen Itza, Uxmal isn't too crowded, overrun with craft salespersons and spread out. Uxmal's buildings are clustered near each other which helps when you are fair skinned and walking in 90+ degree heat. And Uxmal had lots of iguanas... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked through Shore Excursioneer and loved the knowledge, kindness and professionalism. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. March is a great time to go, not crowded and great weather.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this complex more than Chichen. You feel you have room to breathe here. Admission is by 2 tickets for Uxmal, M$70 and M$153. I don't know if we got caught out by the ticket office, but we were asked to pay these two prices for Uxmal. And whilst the Chichen site is impressive, at Uxmal, you feel you... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited the site early so it was fairly quiet when we arrived and saw the House of the Magician which was very impressive. Little did we realise what even more impressive structures were to come. We were free to wander over the site and ruins (no hand rails though). A visit to the light show in the Nunnery quadrangle... More 

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