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Uxmal Ruins Entrance Ticket
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Uxmal Ruins Entrance Ticket
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“mayan ruins”(129 reviews)
“great pyramid”(49 reviews)
An ancient Mayan building thought to be a school and named by a Spanish historian who thought it looked like a European monastery.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899, Mexico
+52 999 944 0033
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2004

We booked a tour package from our hotel in Merida. Uxmal and Kabah were fabulous. The tour was good, but I would do it differently next time. Uxmal is a very big place, and you keep finding more courtyards and buildings with every turn. Each...More

45  Thank Bubbatron
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2003

The Uxmal ruins are impressive and the complex is quite large. Definitely comparable to the more famous Chitchen Itza. However, there is NO need to go to the light show (that's included in the price of your ticket.) It's painfully hokey, and surprisingly doesn't give...More

30  Thank Gemini4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonder spot, great guide, well worth hiring one when you enter the site. He explained the site as well as the Mayan language and their was no rushing like when you are in a large tour group. Our guide offered to take pictures for us,...More

Thank Mariellen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10000% worth the drive! There are lovely options where you can stay the night and many places to eat.

Thank KoptiD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd already visited Coba, Tulum and Chichen Itza, so knew the history of Mayans in the area from guides at the other sites. We decided to explore this one alone and hired a car (combining with a trip to Merida) from our hotel in Riviera...More

Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my 3 and 12 year old kids enjoyed this site because you were allowed to climb and explore unlike Chichén Itzá. We also like that there were less people there and the staff were friendly. We went in August, which was super hot...More

Thank MarisaElysette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe that these ruins are far better and less crowded then the ones in Chichen Itzá. If you are ever in the Yucatan Peninsula I highly recommend taking a tour of Uxmal.

Thank Sonny H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank god this place is far away from Cancun and not included in the new ‘seven wonder’ list. This makes visit to the ruins much more enjoyable compared to visit to Chichen Itza. There are still some stupid tourists with selfie sticks but it’s not...More

Thank LeoLHR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly amazing and spectacular place. You can travel everywhere on the grounds. Take the time and visit. There are soo many things to see and photo. You will not regret this visit.

Thank TaliaRobbins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are spectacular, very well kept and a fascinating mix of structures. It’s slightly confusing that you have to pay twice at the front office, and pricier than some other ruins but a truly awesome experience. The grounds are beautiful, with an abundance of...More

Thank Tony N
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We undertook the “Ruta Puuc” today. Recommended taxi and driver, sadly not an English speaker or guide but armed with a guide book we set off. Got lucky, not too hot today but certainly steamy humid! General rule seems to be 800 MXD for a...More

1  Thank rosco2
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed visit here - and the drive down from Merida in rental car was easy and didn't feel that far. We were glad we went here rather than Chichen Itza. You can walk up the 'grand pyramid' and around everything else, except for...More

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1 March 2018|
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Response from Gord B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I've driven with friends from Merida to Uxmal. It's quite an enjoyable ride with all the little villages etc along the way. As usual being in any foreign country you need to be aware of your surroundings. I suggest... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from NancyLWong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about bus. We travelled from Merida by car - about an hour/hour and a half. What about asking your tour operator? As others have said - well worth a visit! Wonderful site, not too many other tourists. Carry... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I can answer is that yes you can walk around without having a tour. About the bus, I don't know, we drove.