Riviera Maya Archaeology – Mayan Ruins

Mayan Masks

The Mayan Ruins are the main images from the past that bring to life people whose culture have enriched Mexico. The most important Yucatan’s Mayan Ruins archaeological sites are: Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, Ek’Balam, Uxmal and Copan. The best Mayan Ruins to visit when in Playa del Carmen are Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza because of its proximity to Playa del Carmen.

Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza CBChichen Itza – One of the Mayan Ruins most visited archaeological sites in Mexico; an estimated 1.2 million tourists visit this Mayan Ruins every year. Chichen Itza was declared part of the Cultural Legacy for Humanity by UNESCO. Chichen Itza is located about 130 miles south west of Playa del Carmen and the trip takes around 3 hours.

Mayan Ruins - TulumTulum – Perfect place to explore this territory and to delve into Archaeology and the Mayan  Ruins. Tulum is by far the best archaeological and tourist site on the Riviera Maya to illuminate the glories of this era. It is 43 miles south of Playa del Carmen, with an area of 1,590 acres, and is renowned for its cliff top location. Its main Mayan Ruins attractions are El Castillo, the Temple of the Descending God, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of Wind.

Mayan Ruins - Coba

Coba – This is another impressive Mexico’s Mayan Ruins archaeological site, an imposing site with ancient monumental buildings (the tallest Yucatan’s pyramid) inside the jungle and surrounded by lagoons. Just 26 miles from Tulum (one hour and a half form Playa del Carmen) it is another must see archaeological site in Riviera Maya.

We recommend you to use this tour operator for your Mayan Ruins day trip:

Xichen Tour