Chichen Itza Hotels
Chichen Itza, meaning "mouth of the well" is one of the most famous and amazing Mayan ruin sites in Mexico. It is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It has a rich history and was the center of pilgrimage for the ancient Maya for over 1,000 years until it was conquered by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. Over time it became overgrown with jungle and its brilliance concealed, until the 1920’s when it was rediscovered and major archaeological efforts were made to once again reveal its beauty and marvel to the world.
The ruins at Chichen Itza are just a trace of the fascinating civilizations of the past. The most famous structure, The Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo, is known for its incredible staircases that go up each side of the pyramid and its astronomical significance on the spring and fall equinoxes when the building casts shadows to appear as a serpent descending the stairs at sunrise and sunset. In addition, there are numerous other temples and cultural attractions in the area. You can enjoy cenote tours, bird watching, local shopping, or take a trip through the local Mayan villages for great food and an unforgettable cultural experience!
The Lodge at Chichen Itza is the area's finest property and its newest. Adjacent to Mayaland Hotels and Bungalows, guests may enjoy all of the hotel's amenities. Experience tradition style and luxury at this magnificent resort that has its own private entrance into the archeological site! The Lodge also offers horseback tours to Old Chichen, access to the largest cenote in Yucatan and much, much more.
This is the absolute best way to see Chichen Itza. Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows is a paradise surrounded by lush gardens, peaceful pools, and Mayan wonders. Mayaland's amazing staff and variety of room accommodations will assure that you have a getaway that is just right for you! With their own private entrance to the Chichen Itza archeological site, you will have access to these ancient ruins before the tour busses arrive; it is a truly magical experience.
Hotel Chichen Itza is a pleasant and economical alternative accommodation that will allow you to enjoy the colonial style of the town of Piste and all the splendor of old Mayan civilization. What a delight to be in the center of the town of Piste, and only a short walk from the archeological site of Chichen Itza!