Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has always been on my bucket list and my determination to see it was further reinforced when the archeological site was declared as one of the New7Wonders of the World. When I visited Cozumel in 2014 it was a choice between Chichén Itzá and Tulum, which was another archeological site located right beside the Caribbean Sea. Tulum was a shorter ride from Playa del Carmen making it the obvious choice for a visit at that time. However, during my return to Cozumel, Mexico two weeks ago, I decided to take the long trip to Chichén Itza to finally see the famous Maya city. Walking around the archeological site was truly an experience of a lifetime making the six hour trip (3 hours each way) worth it. The architecture was more impressive and the complex larger than Tulum. Below are the photos I took around the complex:

Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars

El Castillo/Temple of Kukulkan

Temple of the Warriors

El Castillo/ Temple of Kukulkan

Skull Platform

Platform of Eagles and Jaguars

Temple of the Jaguars

Temple of the Bearded Man

Top of the El Castillo

Skull Platform

Platform of Venus


  1. Wow, impressive. Was going to comment on the people helping to make some of the pictures, and the scale, and someone has already beaten me to the person standing on their head. 🙂

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  2. I’ve been wanting to visit this place since I first heard about it in my history classes. Thanks for sharing it with us. It’s stunning!


  3. I like the lady (I think) standing on her head in the Temple of the Warriors photo. Great captures of this wonderful place.

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    • I did see that statue…I have a photo of it but it didn’t come out good so I decided not to post it. Thank you though for dropping by and taking time to comment. Please visit again soon. Thanks.

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