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Tourist held after she illegally climbs Chichén Itzá pyramid

A tourist from Tijuana raised the ire of security personnel in Chichén Itzá when she ascended the famous Pyramid of Kukulkán. According to security at...

Chichen Itza airport to relaunch?

Investors with Zenith Aero have announced plans to modernize and re-launch the Chichen Itza airport. In an interview with A21MX, Fernando Rodríguez, legal counsel for...

New findings shed light on ancient Maya royal house

New research identifies inscriptions found at Chichen Itza as referring to individuals belonging to the royal house of Cocom, a common surname to this...

Archaeology sites and museums in Yucatan opening soon

INAH announced a staggered reopening of Yucatan's archaeological zones and related museums. The archaeological sites of Uxmal, Xcambó, Mayapán, Izamal and Ek Balam will open...

Most of Mexico’s archaeological sites reopening, but not Chichen Itza

Mexico's pre-Hispanic ruin sites have begun reopening to tourists for the first time since they were closed in March under coronavirus contingencies. But not Chichen...

Unspoiled land at Chichen Itza is available for development

Here is an opportunity to take advantage of the growing demand for agri-tourism and eco-resorts at the most well-known Maya archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Just...

Chichen Itza to close during one of its busiest periods, the...

Authorities concerned about the coronavirus pandemic declared the Chichen Itza archaeological zone closed during the famed spring equinox illusion. “In this week before the...

Chichen Itza breaks single-day record for visitors

In a single day, Chichen Itza received 18,696 tourists and set a new record. Last Dec. 19 was the busiest day ever for the archaeological...

Dog rescue begins in Chichen Itza archeological zone

Stray dogs roaming Chichen Itza will be cared for under a state-nonprofit initiative.

Fewer visitors at Mayan archaeological sites and museums in Yucatan

Fewer tourists are visiting Yucatan's are visiting archaeological zones and official museums this year, said the National Institute of Anthropology and History. By June,...

800 street vendors at Chichen Itza refuse to be relocated, make...

Tourist revenue should go to impoverished communities, and more nearby land should be released from private ownership, indigenous vendors say.

Light show dims at Chichen Itza after lightning zaps equipment

Chichen Itza's "Noches de Kukulkan" won't be quite as bright after damage from a recent lightning storm. In a repeat of a similar mishap...

Rare commercial flight to land at Chichen Itza airport

By early afternoon today, Chichen Itza International Airport will have welcomed its first commercial flight in many years.

Dust devil whips up Chichen Itza a day after Spring Equinox

A day after tourists came to Yucatan to see a "serpent" climb down a temple's steps, a different natural phenomenon wowed tourists.

Spring Equinox in Mexico brings out thousands seeking New Age energy

It was a fine day for a Spring Equinox in Merida. Thousands flocked to Yucatan's ancient pyramids Thursday to soak up the rays of the...

2 choices for Spring Equinox sky-gazing in Yucatan

A lesser-known site close to Merida is an alternative to the crowds at Chichen Itza.

‘Incredible’ find: A cave filled with relics beneath Chichen Itza

In what the lead archaeologist calls an "incredible" find, researchers have announced the existence of a cave filled with hundreds of artifacts beneath the Chichen Itza ruins.

Chichen Itza boycott called off as officials iron out differences

The Vice President of the National Tourism Business Council, José Chapur Zahoul said that a threatened boycott of Yucatan's most famous archaeological site has been called off.

Travel agents begin boycott of Chichen Itza

Travel agencies from Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel supply 70 percent of Chichen Itza's 2 million visitors each year.

Chichen Itza souvenir vendors to be relocated, says Chapur

Doubling the ticket price for foreigners entering Chichen Itza will pay for a plan to evict and relocate souvenir vendors.

Chichen Itza ticket prices double for foreigners

Tickets for tourists from outside Mexico rose from 242 (roughly US$12) to 480 pesos (US$24), effective today.

Archaeologist Peter Schmidt dies; devoted more than 4 decades to studying...

German-born archaeologist Peter Schmidt, whose work helped to safeguard much of Maya culture, died this morning in Mérida.

Aquarium in Progreso among big ideas proposed to candadates

An aquarium in Progreso and an entertainment-hotel complex somewhere on the coast were among the tourist-building ideas presented to four gubernatorial candidates.

World’s largest 3D archive digitally preserves Chichén Itzá

Now scanned in 3D for posterity, Chichén Itzá and other historic monuments around the world are vulnerable to the ravages of time and an array of disasters.