The Chichén Itzá complex is one of the largest Maya city ruins. A breathtaking and magical place. The most recognizable object is El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan).
TOURIST CROWDS and WEATHER:
Expect tourist crowds year-round with the busiest months being November to April. This is also the dry season with the most sunny and warm days. LOW SEASON with less crowds is in May / June and September / October. Rainy season with more heat, and humidity is from May to October. A great mix of good weather and lesser tourists is May. It’s already getting hotter, more humid and rainy but less than in September/October, when most rain and humidity occurs. Typically only 1-3 hours of rain each day. Although it’s low season, on 22nd or 23rd Sept the place is heavily crowded due to Fall Equinox.
TIME OF DAY TIP TO BEAT THE CROWDS:
Stay overnight and visit the next morning when the park opens at 8 AM. You’ll experience significantly less crowds before the tourist busses arrive around 10 AM and annoying vendors aren’t ready yet. It’s also the best time to avoid the heat. Alternative (secret tip): The park closes at 4 PM but reopens from 5 - 6 PM. Often you have the place almost for yourself within that 1 hour window.
Hike over 40 miles of easy trails through 11,000 acres of gorgeous, unspoiled prairie with endless skies, colorful wildflowers, wildlife (including bison!), a forested creek, and a one-room schoolh
An old empty house - hardly even any furniture in it, just peeling paint and exposed brick...why go? Because it is very likely that this home inspired Poe's macabre tale, "The Black Cat".
Hours are limited, you'll want to be mindful about making sure your schedule lines up with their times.
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During the day, leaving time for ample exploring. Consider going in off seasons if your schedule allows to avoid excessive crowds
One of the most haunting places I have visited in the US, haunting in the way the stories of the past cling to the walls and to your ears on the tour.
Autumn, fewer visitors, perfect weather to visit such a towering structure of the past. Clouds or rain will only add to the drama.
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While open year-round, there is heavy visitation in the summer months. Visiting in the spring or fall are recommended.