Uxmal its a great day trip from Merida, and its easy to reach by bus, about an hour drive south of the city.
Uxmal is the biggest architectural site of Mayan Ruins in Yucatan.The entrance ticket is 203 pesos (11$), and is open from 8am until 5pm.
The complex at Uxmal is less commercial and popular than Chichen Itza, and is an UNESCO site. Uxmal was constructed around 700AD so it’s older than Chichen Itza. If you plan your visit early in the morning, it’s not crowded at all.
Having a guide helps to understand and contextualise what you are seeing. The Ruins are beautiful and imposing. This place truly deserves a visit.
We truly found the Mayan city of Uxmal amazing despite the fact that we end up in the hospital urgencies later that day 😮, nothing serious, just another experience 🙂
After climbing one of the pyramids, I saw a stream of blood on my partner’s leg.. it was already dry but you could still see two tiny holes. He didn’t feel anything, and didn’t have any pain, and because the blood was already dry when we saw it, we just thought “can’t be to poisonous….”, so we just carried on enjoying the ruins.
Later after dinner his leg was very swollen and the place where he was bitten was getting very infected, so we took a bus to the public hospital. Everybody was nice and helpful despite our little Spanish. The doctor couldn’t tell which animal had bitted him and gave him some pills, and luckily he got better.
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha