Chichén Itzá is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The Mayan site is definitely worth a visit, and although it can get horrendously busy, follow these tips and you’ll get the most out of your trip!
1. Arrive early.
Chichén Itzá opens at 8 am, so plan ahead and arrive before the gates open so you can be among the first people inside. It gets very crowded, so early birds can get photographs of the magnificent temples without other people in the shots, and you beat the heat too.
Alternatively, arrive after 3 pm when the tour groups have gone. However, the site closes at 5 pm so you risk not having time to explore everything.