Chichen Itza: one of the New Seven Wonders of the World


As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it should come as no surprise to see Chichén Itzá on a list of the top places to visit in Mexico.

Be prepared to be awestruck by the amazing El Castillo (The Castle), which was built to honor a Mayan serpent deity. This is one place where it’s well worth it to shell out a few extra pesos for a guide, so you can learn the fascinating details of this impressive structure.

Best Places to Visit in Mexico - Chichen Itza

While hordes of tourists descend upon the site on a daily basis, it’s very easy to escape the crowds.

Stay at a hotel a few miles up the road rather than visiting on a day-trip, and you’ll almost have the place to yourself in the early morning. Even the vendors and touts aren’t going yet when the doors open.

Visiting this incredible site is one of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen, and Mexico in general. 

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