I went here on a recent cruise. We stopped at Progreso and went on one of Carnival’s excursions to the Dzibilchaltun Mayan archaeological site. This was amazing! It is the home of the Temple of the Seven Dolls. This is the temple where the sun aligns with the windows during the solstice & equinox. The guide even mentioned that NASA uses this as a tool for measurement. While resting, we sat on the “bleachers” of the field that they played their morbid ball game (tossing balls, or enemy heads, through hoops, in which the winning captain was killed). To cool off everyone went down to the Cenote de X’Lacah a large sinkhole. I believe the sinkhole, and many others in the area were created by the asteroid that affected the extinction of the dinosaurs. Afterwards, we visited the New Mayan World Museum. Seeing wild iguanas was fun too.over 4 years ago
Yucatán (State) aka: YucatanChichen Itza, Uxmal, and Mérida. Yucatán (State) is featured on the lists 32 States of Mexico and Around the world. Places in Yucatán (State) have been tagged mexico, yucatan, and pyramids.
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I originally went for the beaches and the scuba diving, a relaxing and adventurous trip. I had the best time and was not disappointed. Now I am going back next month, not just for the best beaches, but to see the Mayan ruins. Intrigued! I’ll let you know how it goes.over 6 years ago
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