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.
Pecos is surrounded by woodlands of juniper, pinion and ponderosa pine in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just Southeast of Santa Fe New Mexico.
Spring or Fall presents the best weather for exploring the park, descending into the underground Ceremonial Kiva's and hiking the trails.
Once one of the richest and largest cities in India during the prime of Vijayanagar Empire, the ruins is now one of UNESCO heritage sites.
A must visit place , preferably in winter. Summer gets boiling hot and would tire one out soon, especially with the long walks required to properly explore this place. Also, avoid weekends if possible.
Sohail Castle, or Castillo Sohail in Spanish, was built by Abd-ar-Rahman III in in 956 AD to strengthen coastal defenses.
Spring or fall, most of Europe won't be on holiday, warmer temperatures but not stiflingly hot like Southern Spain can be.