I have to admit, touring Chichen-Itza was pretty amazing.
Chichen-Itza is not a quick trip from Cancun. No one else wanted to make the journey (we were on a family vacation for those not following the Cancun trip details), so me, being the amazing wife that I am, agreed to go.
Like I said above, Chichen-Itza was amazing. Props to Josh for making us go.
I see why it’s named one of the new seven wonders of the world. It’s so unbelievable that it doesn’t seem real.
Chichen-Itza is located in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula, so there’s no ocean nearby for a cool breeze. It was beyond hot. There were a number of times we poured our water bottles on ourselves just to cool off. I can’t remember ever being that hot in my life.
We had an hour and a half guided tour, and then an additional hour to roam around on our own. I never realized (or thought about) how BIG Chichen-Itza actually is. Aside from the main ruin you see in everyone’s photos, there’s so much more to see and experience.
One more shot of the ruins and then it was off to lunch.
We had an interesting lunch in a nearby town. There was a lady who danced with a beer bottle on her head while we ate. See?
Like I said…. interesting.
Anyway, the last stop of the day before heading back to Cancun was Il-Kil, a cenote.
Before today I had no idea what a cenote was. I didn’t know what to expect or where exactly we were going.
It was really neat. “An amazing hole in the ground,” was what I called it. But seriously, Google “cenote” and read all about how cool they are! Or, you know, just check out the pictures below.
We ventured in to get a closer look, which entailed going through caves – so awesome!
Further down we go!
And this is why I didn’t go in the water – eek!
Looking up from the bottom was even more amazing than looking down! There was literally a hole in the ground.
Caves sort of freak me out, but yet I think the rock formations are awesome.
Definitely worth the trip!