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Rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá pyramid fined US$250

The woman berated by fellow tourists and detained by authorities for illegally climbing Chichén Itzá’s Kukulkán pyramid is reported to have paid a fine...

Tourists boo rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid

When a woman illegally climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid over the weekend, other tourists showed their displeasure. The tourist had been yelling obscenities near...

Piste residents angry as new Mayan train station is moved out...

The plans, announced just days ago, Tren Maya passengers disembarking on the outskirts of Pisté on their way to Chichén Itzá. Previously, the train stop was to be in town.

Pisté de Chichén Itzá — From Mayan antiquity to the Caste...

During antiquity, Pisté was a part of Chichén Itzá’s outskirts, stretching out several miles in every direction from the archaeological park that exists today. 

INAH to open 2 more archaeological sites to the public on...

Mexico has announced plans to open two new archaeological sites to the public in Quintana Roo. 

The Mystery of Mérida’s Ciudad Maya

Until the early 1980s, the Mayan-themed restaurant and nightclub Ciudad Maya was one of the hottest spots in Mérida.

How to avoid scams, hazards and getting kicked out at Chichén...

Avoid scammers and crowds at Chichén Itzá with our 10 essential tips.

INAH working to reopen the archaeological sites that are still closed

After over two years of closing due to the pandemic, a handful of archaeological sites in Yucatán remain off limits. The most notable of these...

Tensions rise in Chichén Itzá as locals denounce fraudulent land deals

Locals in the town of Pisté near Chichén Itzá say that crooked land deals threaten to privatize infrastructure in Chichén Itzá.

Thousands flock to witness Spring Equinox illusion in Chichén Itzá under...

Huge crowds gathered over the weekend to observe the spring equinox at the archeological site of Chichén Itzá.

Kukulkán gets the last laugh as INAH reverses course on spring...

The capacity of the archaeological site will be capped at 15,000 to allow for social distancing and avoid the spread of COVID-19.

INAH denies spotlight to the great Kukulkán during summer solstice yet...

Just like last year, and the year before that, the great Kukulkán is preparing for his descent down Chichén Itzá’s most famous pyramid, but no adoring pilgrims will be there to see him.

Chichén Itzá hikes entrance fee yet again

This most recent entrance fee hike is already the second increase this year, bringing the total to 571 pesos, or 27 USD.

Untrained tour guides compete for tourist dollars in Chichén Itzá

Over the past few months, several certified tour guides at Chichén Itzá have complained about competition from unlicenced guides accompanying groups of tourists.  Under Mexican...

China unveils ice replica of Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukuklcán Pyramid

Artists in China have created a replica of the Pyramid of Kukulcán made entirely out of ice.

Chichén Itzá stray dogs to be cleared out

State authorities have announced that they have kicked off an effort to clear stray dogs from Chichén Itzá.

Beware of new Chichén Itzá hot air balloon scam

Authorities in Yucatán are warning visitors to Chichén Itzá against fraudulent tour operators offering non-existent hot air balloon rides over the ancient site.

Adventurous pup illegally climbs Yucatán’s most famous landmark at Chichén Itzá

Once again, a clandestine visitor has broken the rules at Chichén Itzá by climbing Kukulcán’s famed pyramid. 

Chichén Itzá bounces back in a big way in 2021

Yucatán's archaeological sites have attracted nearly 1.6 million visitors during the first 10 months of 2021.  This number stands in stark contrast to attendance at...

Blocked from Chichén Itzá, new-age pilgrims congregate in Uxmal

Both Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún were closed to the public during the fall equinox due to concerns over COVID-19 infections, as well as land disputes. 

The great Kukulkán prepares for his descent, but no one will...

As was the case during the last spring equinox, Chichén Itzá closed for three days as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

A new way of looking at Yucatán’s famed Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá has gone from being thought of as simply one of many Mayan cities to nearly synonymous with Maya civilization itself.

Ejido owners near Chichén Itzá reject lowball offer for land

Members of Pisté’s ejido have turned down a proposal by the federal government to buy 8.6 hectares of land for the Mayan Train project.  Members...

Strike may force Chichén Itzá to shut down again

Workers at Mexico's National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) are planning a weekend-long protest which intends to close down several archaeological sites across...