Archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula
Get involved by the mysterious Prehispanic world and visit the most famous archaeological sites nearby to Cancun and Riviera Maya. Discover their costumes, architecture, and significant facts about one of the most advanced pre-Hispanic cultures that still surprises archaeologist from all over the world. The best way to discover these places is by taking archaeological tours to visit them!
The ancient pyramids attract millions of visitors from different latitudes. From the impressive Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza to the remarkable heights of the ones at Tikal, Guatemala. These majestic structures have many enigmas to be explained by historians and archaeologists.
One of the most surprising ancient cities in the world is at Yucatan, Mexico. The Pyramid of Kukulcan is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and on its north face occurs twice a year a light and shadows phenomenon during the equinox. Chichén Itzá is also home for the largest Ballgame court in Mesoamerica.
Tulum is an archaeological site with features that make it one of a kind. It is the only Prehispanic city built facing the Caribbean Sea, and its wall served as a defense from invaders.It was also one of the last places to be abandoned by the ancient inhabitants when their culture declined.
The vestiges at Cobá are impressive. Before Chichén Itzá emerged, Cobá was a powerful city in the region since it had an extensive road system. At this archaeological site is the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and the stelas carved in stone that allowed to learn many things about this fascinating culture.