Chichen itza roadtrip from Can…

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My Chichen Itza road trip from Cancun took less than 3 hours, including a quick lunch break.   After speaking with the concierge at Le Meridian resort and spa where I’m staying, I decided to skip on the tour bus option and rent a car for the trip.  I was told it would take 2 to 3 hours to drive from Cancun’s hotel zone to Chichen Itza and that it was a perfectly safe drive.  They were right, and I would even classify the drive as “scenic.”

There are not a lot of gas stations on this drive, but one well over 100 kilometers from Cancun, that also has a number of convenience stores, and a cafe that had really great tamales.

Tolls on the highway from Cancun to Chichen Itza: There were 2 toll stops on the trip to Chichen Itza.  One was about $22 USD and the other was about $5 USD.  We stopped at the tourist information center located at the first toll stop where we talked to a helpful man working for a tour company.  After answering our questions, giving us free maps and information about Chichen Itza, we inquired about pricing and tours they offered.  We happily purchased a package from them for $30 usd each that included tickets to the archeological park at Chichen Itza, parking, lunch for 2 at the Mayaland hotel, and a 10% shopping discount.  A significant discount, but also a time saver- we drove the last 30 minutes to Chichen Itza and went right to the park.

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life, I see why Chichen Itza has been declared one of the New 7 Wonder of the World.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing more on my trip to the Yucatan and photos of the Chichen Itza ruins. 

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