EXCURSIONS TO THE RUINS
Our Advice: If it's your first trip, or you haven't seen Chichen Itza then we recommend to everyone that you do so. If you are on a cruise ship, though, plan to see Tulum or Coba.
MAYAN RUINS SIGHTSEEING TOURSFAQ's
Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN
I DO THESE TOURS?
A: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are pretty far out, you'll want to focus on Tulum or Coba, which are much closer to the cruise ports. Your limited time in port won't really be enough to visit the other two.
Q: HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE RUINS
A: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are about 2.5 hours from Playa del Carmen, while Tulum and Coba are about 45 minutes.
Q: WHICH MAYAN RUINS SITE SHOULD
I TOUR FIRST?
A: You can't go wrong with Chichen Itza. It is the most famous Mayan ruins site, even being named as one of the new 7 wonders of the world and certified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Tulum is great for cruise passengers and folks who would rather not spend a whole day driving to the site, as is Coba. Coba and Ek Balam let you climb the great pyramids, while Chichen Itza and Tulum do not. Ek Balam is the least crowded, Chichen Itza is the most crowded, as you might imagine.