The Chichen Itza is the composition of 2 Mayan words, i.e. Chi which means mouth and Chen meaning well. So, the meaning suggests that the people of the ancient times were thrown in the deep wells in the name of sacrifice. The ones who escaped were considered seers.
Chichen Itza is located in the east of Merida at the distance of seventy-five miles. It is 6 sq. Miles. There are several pyramids, stone structures, temples and the columned arcades. The Kukulcan Pyramid is counted in the 7 Wonders of the World. If you want to visit the Chichen Itza during your holidays, it is the best choice of yours. You will love to know about its history.
How to Get in?
First of all, pick a flight to Cancan or Merida. From there, rent a car and travel for 2, 3 hours. From Manchester, you can direct have a flight of the Condor Airlines. If you have to travel from Gatwick, fly with the British Airways. Better to spend the whole day and explore the Chichen Itza at your best. The best time for this tour is Nov to April. There is no rain or cold in these months.
Wear light dresses and take a hat and sunscreens. This is because the weather may become hot, all of a sudden. Also, wear easy shoes as you will have to walk so much. Take plenty of water with you.
What to See in Chichen Itza?
If you travel with a guide, you will better be able to explore Chichen Itza and come to know about the history of every point. The shadow of the crested serpent on the pyramids is simply awesome. You can see the outstanding Cenote Sagrado. It is a big sinkhole that is sixty meters wide. You will find the precious stone engravings, necklaces, gems, rings and gold jewels. Most of all, there are the bones of the lady, who was considered as the Mayan rain god.
Other worth-visiting places of the Chichen Itza are the biggest ball court in Mesoamerica, the temple of the Warriors, EI Castillo Pyramid (with three hundred and sixty-five steps). Unluckily, one cannot climb any temple. The city ended like a mystery. People moved to the forest and left no record about the reason in written.
The nearby places include Uxmal, Maya, the Merida Towns, Sian Ka’an Biosphere and attractive shores of the Mayan Riviera. You will see puma, turtles, jaguar, ocelot, peccaries, monkeys, aquatic birds and much more.
What to Eat in Chichen Itza?
Around the Ruin, you will find several restaurants. Hacienda Chichen is the best hotel and famous for its eatables. The staff uses homemade ingredients to cook the meals. However, it is a bit costly. Besides, there are 6 restaurants in Mayaland. This is the over-crowded place for eating.
In the Chichen Itza, you will find a range of the gourmet restaurants. So, do not worry about what to eat there. Their restaurants are internationally considered to provide top quality food. Their serving is ideal and you will enjoy having lunch over there.