A comfortable motor coach delivers you to this newly opened Mayapan site which is just as historically important as the better known Chichén Itzá. This walled city was created by an alliance of Mayan families (including the Itzaes from Chichén Itzá) who banded together when they heard that the Spaniards had arrived in Mexico and would soon spread to the Yucatan. Within the walls were about 40 cenotes and almost 12,000 inhabitants who built the same structural designs found at Uxmal and Chichén Itzá, but on a smaller scale. Now, it is considered the last great Maya Capital. There are more than 4,000 architectural structures to explore, including some colored wall murals that have survived to this day.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.4 miles over uneven and rocky surfaces with inclines. Closed-toe shoes required.
What to Bring: Cash or credit/debit card for purchases.
Good to Know: Traveling time to the Mayan ruins is 1.5 hours. Guests should expect to walk on uneven and gravel terrain. Children 5 years and under are free.