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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Sites

Two Views of Dzibilchaltún

In late February and early March I took two groups of family and friends to my favorite local archeological site. Over the course of the past fifteen years I have…

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Archaeological Sites, Maya Culture

Solar Splendor at Dzibilchaltún and Chichén Itzá

Every year in Yucatán, the god Kukulkán has a date on March 21 to show off his solar splendor and delight visitors with a unique astronomic show at to the…

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Archaeological Sites, Traveling & Getting around

Light and Sound at Chichén Itzá: Noches de Kukulkán

Imagine a sky full of stars, a balmy evening at the foot of the pyramids and buildings built by a fantastic culture, lasting for centuries, and which still surprises us…

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Archaeological Sites

Maya Archaeological Sites that are Accessible to All

Although one of the first things I saw was the ramp snaking up the long hill just inside the entrance to the archaeological site of Uxmal, its significance wasn’t immediately…

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Archaeological Sites, Eco Destinations

Adventure and Nature: Mayapán and Cenotes

If you wake up one morning with a craving to explore Yucatán, or you have a free day and want to do a complete route that includes an archaeological site,…

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Archaeological Sites

Palenque and Calakmul: Two Maya Sites of Incomparable Beauty

Traveling is endlessly fascinating and México is a land blessed with fabulous places to visit.  Of these, Palenque, Chiapas, stands out as the entrance to the Maya World. For many…

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Archaeological Sites, Culture, Maya Culture

Equinox

On March 21st and September 21st you can witness the incredible accuracy of Maya astronomy as it was integrated into architecture and share a moment in time with the ancient…

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Archaeological Sites

Magnificent Mayapán

  Beyond the crowds at the New World Wonder Chichén Itzá and the lush jungle setting of mysterious Uxmal, there is a third major Maya site that is often overlooked…

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Archaeological Sites

The Caracol, or Observatory, of Chichen Itza

If you enter the site of Chichén Itzá from the back entrance, by the hotels, the first glimpse you will have of the site’s impressive architecture is the Caracol, an…

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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Site of Cobá –Day Trip from the Riviera Maya

Visiting the ancient Maya ruins are on everyone’s “must-do” list when they visit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  The first one people think of is Chichen Itza– one of the…

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Archaeological Sites

Day trip in Yucatán: The Puuc Route

Since Chichén Itzá was named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World on July 7th, 2007, the site has been inundated with tourism from Yucatán, Mexico, and the…

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Archaeological Sites

Dzibilchaltún



  Dzibilchaltún is the “place where there is writing on the stones,” referring to the many memorial stones found at the site.  Dzibilchaltún is a great Maya city that is…

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Archaeological Sites

Camping at the Caves and Archeological Sites

Our destination was the Calcehtok caves and the ruins at Oxkintoc. We started our trip at 6:30 PM. It is easy to get there by just following the highway to…

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Archaeological Sites, Culture, Ecology, Maya Culture

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In this month’s feature in our eco-tourism series, we will discuss the World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). With an overall goal of…

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Archaeological Sites

Mayaland Resorts:
 The Lodge at Uxmal

A picture speaks 1,000 words and we feel that one of our cover pictures, The Lodge at Uxmal, says a lot. But, to not keep you in suspense, we will…

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