The Great Mayan Cities Chichen Itza Tulum Coba

CHICHEN ITZA

Entrance (usd) $4.50 + $8.00
Hours Tue – Sun 8:00 – 17:00 Hrs.
Distance from Cancun 110 mi / 178 km

During the mayan civilization apogee, Chichen Itza was the most important political and economic center of all the mayan culture.

The image represents an observatory built by the mayas, to observe the stars and other sky cycles.

A legendary treasure was found into the Chichen Itza cenote, where young princesses were offered to the gods carrying all kind of gold accesories.

TULUM

Entrance (usd) $4.50
Hours Mon – Sun 8:00 – 17:00 Hrs.
Distance from Cancun 81 mi / 131 km

Tulum was an important maritime commerce point and a ceremony center in Riviera Maya.

Located in a land elevation in front of the ocean, this mayan city is one of the most beautiful sites due to the combination of the majestuosity of the mayan buildings and the ocean view.

The original name “Zama” means “sunrise”.

COBA

Entrance (usd) $4.50
Hours Mon – Sun 8:00 – 18:00 Hrs.
Distance from Cancun 107 mi / 173 km

The most important city in the northwest area of Yucatan.

Similar size and importance than Chichen Itza, its enemy for a long time during the prehispanic history.

The original name “Cob Ha” means “abundant water”.

UXMAL

Entrance (usd) $4.50 + $8.00
Hours Mon – Sun 8:00 – 17:00 Hrs.
Distance from Cancun 245 mi / 395 km

The name “Uxmal” means “thrice built” or “thrice occupied”, although now is believed that it was rebuilt 4 times total.

Uxmal is one of the most beautiful and artistic cities of the mayan culture.

The Light & Sound show at nights is something you can not miss if you visit this site.