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“Lovely unspoiled Mayan ruin”

Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Ranked #5 of 117 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This ruin is a little off the beaten path, hence fewer visitors and no vendors, bonus! We hired a cab from Merida which was very reasonable, cheaper than taking a tour. Visitors are able to climb on, around and in the buildings. Some restoration is in evidence, we found a mural that still had evidence of paint....amazing. A magical spot, there are some explanatory tablets, but otherwise it is strictly explore at your leisure. Definitely worth a visit.

6  Thank juleskTucson
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

The Mayapan Ruins were a nice surprise after visiting Chichen Itza days prior. We only ran across three other families and best of all no vendors. Woooo Hooo!!! We especially liked that we could hike to the top of the ruins. Unfortunately, much of this site has not been excavated. Its estimated that what you see here is only 5% and that the other 95% is essentially underground. All in all a must see!

6  Thank Fydellity
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Not too far from Merida, we drove out there right after breakfast and were the only people there for our entire visit. Very reminiscent of Chichen Itza, but you can climb on the ruins and really get a good look around. Mayapan was the largest settlement in that area at one time and most of the ceremonial center has been cleaned up and restored. Be sure to look at the map of the entire area as you go through the gate----Mayapan was really huge in its day, now lots overgrown by the jungle.
Even around the edges of the site you can see unexcavated mounds. Very interesting.

5  Thank carolinaylorenzo
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Wonderful ruins. Very peaceful and best of all we had them nearly all to ourselves. Definitely worth the trip

1  Thank LaDawna_12
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Very compact archeological site with nice piramids and even two nice sculpted chaac faces (mascaron) puuc style. No juego de pelota. Very quiet site. Easy to reach by public transport (from Noroeste) say Mayapan Zona arch. not to be confused with Mayapan village. Bus stops right in front of the entrance.

2  Thank 42Manuela
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