Edzna Archaeological Mayan Site Campeche
There some more like Calakmul, Becan, Chicanna but in my short vacation, I just visited Edzna Archaeological Mayan Site Campeche.
Edzna archaeological Mayan site Campeche, is like an hour from Campeche city by car.
I took a short vacation in Campeche city. In my last day, after I walked around the hotel I asked to a person what else can I visit on this day, he said you need to go to Edzna. I reply that there is no time, I’m going back tomorrow, I didn’t plan to go to Edzna, I didn’t make reservations with a tour agency and didn’t get up early to take the bus tour offered from the central park of the city. Then he said, you can go today and he gave me the instructions on how local people go to this site.
I walked to the local market, and there after asking to 3 or 5 persons, I took the Edzna “combi” or van, I paid like 7.50 pesos. The van was full and stop in every house, street and town, but was fun and I enjoy the music, the talk and the charming of the people around me.
If you don’t like to be in a packed van, I recommend you to take a tour bus.
When you arrive to Edzna you see a large palapa where the person in charge of the area explain to you about some of the objects that were there and gave you the map of the archaeological site.
I arrived around noon and the day was very sunny, humid and hot, so please use light clothe, cap or hat and a lot of sunblock.
Edzna buildings are enormous, principal building is like 40 metros height. I will write a little more in a few days ok? come back please.
Google maps directions from Campeche to Edzna.
San Miguelito Site Cancun Hotel zone.
There are many archaeological sites around Cancun hotel zone that are not open to the public.
This one is one that open a few years ago and its very easy to visit it if you are staying in one hotel around this area.
San Miguelito Mayan site is located at Cancun Hotel Zone just behind the newest Mayan Museum.
This archaeological mayan site was opened to the public on November 2012.
San Miguelito Archaeological Site Cancun
The name of this site comes from the area were is located. Before this area was a tourist area it was part of an hacienda, the name of the hacienda was San Miguelito and the archaeological site was part of its land.
Its a great place to visit because is easy to walk around, it is surrounded by mangle and tall trees that cover the direct light of the sun and is not a big site.
You can visit this area every day of the week but Mondays, that is when all the museums and archaeological sites in Mexico close.
If you are Mexican you have free access on Sundays with your ID.
The walking areas are not covert with concrete or any type of protection, because of this, persons on wheelchair or any walking problem will have a little more trouble to get to the pyramid area. But it is not a long distance, I invite you to go and look around.
If you prefer not to go far into this area you can enjoy of the Mayan History Museum that is a 3 floors building with all the infrastructure to welcome you.
Today, you cannot get on the pyramid, unfortunately, there are families with small kids that didn’t pay attention on the dangerous that can
be for a kid to get to the top of the pyramid by himself, and in order to not to have these type of accidents, the museum and location administrator decide to close the access to the top of the pyramid.
Location: Cancun hotel zone, Kukulcan avenue, besides Royal Resorts. Behind Mayan History Museum.