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The Yucatan Peninsula offers many archaeological sites which are known from the Mayan World. The amazing Mayan ruins can be found throughout the area among the Yucatan.

 

The Yucatan’s grandest archaeological site is Chichen-Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage area of immense cultural significance. About 125 kilometers west of Cancún and Cozumel, Chichen Itza is perhaps the largest, most famous and most accessible Mayan site. This tourist attraction is a rugged place of soaring pyramids, startling carved columns and massive temples. The name of Chichen Itza means “at the mouth of the well of Itza”

 

The most impressive temple is the Castillo, with its 365 steps, 52 panels and 18 terraces. During the fall and spring, the sun’s shadow forms an enormous snake’s body, which lines up with the carved stone snake head at the bottom of the Castillo pyramid. Across from el Castillo, the Temple of the Warriors is also known as the Temple of the Thousand Columns. On top of it there is a stone on which steaming human hearts were offered to the gods. Besides the two most famous temples of Chichen Itza, there are smaller buildings hold interests.

Templo_de_los_Guerreros

Juego de pelota is a game which was played with a rubber ball with a weight between 3 and 8 kilos. The ball had to be moved without using hands or feet. They let the ball bounce and with their shoulders and hips they had to get the ball to a wall-mounted ring.

juego de las pelotas

The Yucatan Peninsula doesn’t have any streams or rivers, because it is a limestone plain, so cenotes provide the only access to underground rivers. Many cenotes are located in the region, but the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itza was one of the most important one to the Mayans. The Sacred Cenote is a natural source of 60 meters in diameter.

Sacred Cenote

Interestingly, many perishable objects were preserved by the cenote. Wooden objects for example, which normally would have rotted, were preserved in the water. A great variety of wooden objects were found including weapons, scepters, idols, tools, and jewelry. Jade, a typical green stone used for ornaments and implements, was the largest category of objects found followed by textiles. The presence of jade, gold, and copper in the cenote offers proof of the importance of Chichen Itza as a cultural city center.

 

Do you want to see and learn more about this phenomenon archaeological site? With EcoColors Tours you have the possibility to book a private Chichen Itza tour to visit the ancient Mayan capital!

SOURCE: Chichen Itza Facts

The first day I arrived at Ecocolors Tours to begin my 4-month intersnhips, everyone told me about a certain “Whale Shark Tour”. What was that? Soon I understood it was THE tour, the one that has made Ecocolors’s reputation. Pioneers of the Whale Shark Tour in Cancun, Ecocolors has now 14 years of experience swimming with them. This tour gives you the amazing opportunity to meet the whale shark, which are the largest fishes in the sea. For protecting this amazing creature, EcoColors Tours has a protocol that says no touching of the whale shark, not disturbing it and keeping a distance of 2 meters at least. Not because it is dangerous, the whale shark is completely harmless, but because we want to take care of our planet and the wonderful animals we are rich of.

 

This snorkeling tour takes you into the water to swim next to the whale shark, taking pictures with it and creating an incredible experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! As these stunning animals only come near the cost of Cancun from may to september, which is now, EcoColors is working hard to do everything to deliver a great tour, as they are proud to show everyone the beautiful whale shark. I am pretty excited myself, a big season has started, the Whale Shark Tour is now available! I really look forward to see them, what an adventure it must be! Swimming along with a gigantic and harmless shark is a once in a lifetime experience for sure!

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The best tours in Mexico, we offer the whale shark tour, swim with turtles tour, the monarch butterfly tour, bull shark diving tour, white shark tour, Sian Kaan tour, Holbox tour and much more!

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