Chichen Itza with kids
Exploring the ancient maya ruins
We visited Chichen Itza in 2013 with our baby boy, Mini Indiana Jones :)
Chichen Itza is an archaeological area at the town of Piste in Yucatan, Mexico. It was founded by the Mayans 900-1200 B.C. The area has been one of the most important Mayan cities and it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Chichen Itza is a must do visiting Yucatan.
Everything in the area of Chichen Itza is expensive including the hotels. We stayed in Piste in Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza. The villas were a short drive from Chichen Itza. We rised early morning and we were at the gates to Chichen Itza as the site opened. We had it all to ourselves and that was a really extraordinary experience. We had wondered if the pyramids could meet our expectations and they truly did. They are beautiful and the whole site is amazing. We were watching the big Mayan pyramide for 30 minutes before the tourist buses arrived with lots and lots of tourists. The site is very popular so be there early and beat the crowd and the heat.
We wandered around the area with the stroller and found this rather big iguana resting at one of the many carved stones. The whole site is really special. I have seen lots of sights around the world and very few sights impress me, the way I was impressed by Chichen Itza. The area is huge and there is so much to see and most of the old ruins are well preserved. Just really amazing!
I had brought snacks and lots of water and we took a break on a bench beneath a tree just enjoying the amazing view of the site. Remember to do that, while you have the big pyramids in sight. Find a bench and just sit down and really enjoy the view.
After a couple of hours our baby boy had enough. Had it just been the two of us, we could easily have spent the rest of the day at the site, but we went home to the hotel and had siesta in the pool.
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