Maria de la Luz Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... the echo reverberated like the sound of a quetzal bird's call. To think about this level of architectural sophistication in Central America when Europe was groping around in the Dark Ages is quite astonishing. What also caught our attention at Chichén Itzá was the Toltec influence. Unlike at the other Mayan sites, here the site had two distinct phases of occupation, initially constructed by Mayans before it was then conquered and ...
... El Carocol Observatory, and the Platform of Venus dedicated to the planet that was believed to have immense significance as a war God for the Mayans.
We weren't going to hire a tour guide but after overhearing some we decided we would be missing too much of the history of the people and area if we didn't. We we're glad we did but think our guide was in a hurry to ...
... style with wooden doors and the exteriors to the majority have not been modernised at all. The buildings are a variety of colours making it, visually, very appealing and extremely photogenic (as you can tell by the amount of photos we have put up). The city is used for tourists as a base to visit surrounding archaeological ruins, however there didn't seem to be a lot of tourists around which was nice!
What we did
... ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History). The land under the monuments had been privately owned until 29 March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán.
Entrance fee: 70 Pesos
The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about ...
... before reaching the cenote. It seems impossibly deep - there's no sign of the bottom, and you can safely dive into it from 30 metres above. The roots of several trees dangle into it and its edges are lined with a maze of stalagtites. The best part (for those brave enough, which I was not) is the Tarzan rope that allows you to swing high above the water then let go and plunge deeply into the icey waters.
Why on earth people skip ...