Mayan Ruins (archeological sites) are scattered all throughout Mexico, and we were lucky enough to visit a handful of them during our time in Mexico. The good news is that they cater for all different types of tourists. They vary greatly in price and number of visitors (Sayal we had to ourselves and only cost us a few dollars, while at Tulum I think everyone in Mexico was there and cost us $20 each!). Now there is a reason that the expensive and busy ones are that way. They are better. They have more to see and the ruins are in better quality. But the other ones still have plenty to offer at a fraction of the price, and you don’t have to try and angle your photo so there are no other people in it.
I recommend that you go and see the two main ones (Chichen Itza and Tulum), or at least see one of them. The number of people is a pain, but there is so much to see and they really are quite stunning. Tulum is just incredible with the ocean backdrop. I also recommend throwing in a few of the ‘other’ ones. There are dozens to choose from, but just having them to yourself makes it worth it. You can get your arty photo, sit and relax and have a chat to the million iguanas around. You may however be limited to which ones you see as some of them are hard to get to if you don’t have your own car (tour buses don’t run often).
Here are some of our favorite shots put together for our Best of Mexico Mayan Ruins Photo Essay.
Have you been to any Mayan Ruin sites?