The Mayan World

  • From Chichén Itzá to Uxmal, to the Ruta Puuc and beyond, the Maya world in the Yucatán remains one of history’s greatest stories.
    From Chichén Itzá to Uxmal, to the Ruta Puuc and beyond, the Maya world in the Yucatán remains one of history’s greatest stories.

The Mayan World

DISCOVER THE HEART OF THE YUCATÁN

The world of Maya thrives in the Yucatán

DISCOVER THE HEART OF THE YUCATÁN

The world of Maya thrives in the Yucatán

It’s easy for even a history or archeology novice to become obsessed with the Yucatán. All throughout the Yucatán, Maya ruins dot the tropical landscape like trophies to ancient history.

While experts estimate there are nearly 2,700 ruins throughout the state, 17 sites have been restored and are open to the public, including Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Mayapan, and Uxmal. These unearthed ancient Maya sites are why the Yucatán is called “The Egypt of the Americas.”

Whether you’re looking to explore entire ancient cities or visit a towering pyramid, archeological sites and villages all throughout the region offer unique ways to connect with the history and culture of Mexico’s extraordinary Maya world.