DZIBILCHALTÚN RUINS AND RELAXING ON THE BEACH

  • Port

    Progreso

  • Level of difficulties

    Not available

  • Type

    Not available

  • Price

    Adults

    USD80.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    01WN

Description

Let us visit the extraordinary Mayan site of Dzibilchaltún and remain enchanted in front of the imposing ruins dating back to hundreds of years ago followed by some relaxation on the fabulous beach of Corona Beach with its open bar and numerous entertainment activities.



What we will see

*Dzibilchaltún archaeological site * Temple of the Seven Dolls, Xlacah cenote * Relaxation at Corona Beach * Open bar * Activities and entertainment on the beach * Opportunity fir a restaurant lunch



What we will do
  • A brief transfer takes us to the Dzibilchaltún archaeological site. In the Mayan language, the name means “place where there is writing on the stones” due to the numerous memorial stones found.
  • We start exploring this fascinating site, the most ancient Mayan settlement known to man and one of the leading ceremonial centres of this civilisation covering 16 km2 with over 8000 buildings, many of which still to be discovered.
  • We also admire the Temple of the Seven Dolls named after an offering of seven small terracotta effigies found inside it. The building actually boasts two opposing windows, which is exceptional in Mayan architecture. The sun aligns through them at sunset during the spring and autumn equinoxes.
  • The site also includes the large Xlacah cenote, a natural sinkhole that reaches 40 metres deep where people can swim in the crystal-clear cool waters. The remains found on the bottom have led experts to believe that it was once used for human sacrifice.
  • At the end of our visit, we continue towards the famous Corona Beach, where a break of pure relaxation awaits us as we lie on a lounger in the sun or in the shade of small palapas with their characteristic dried palm-leaf rood.
  • While there, we have free access to the open bar: the perfect occasion to sip an ice-cold beer or a delicious drink to the sweet notes of Mexican music.
  • On the beach, we choose to do whatever we like - we can sunbathe, go for a swim or take part in the many games and entertainment suitable for all ages. For lunch, we can sit in the restaurant and order delicious fish dishes or Mexican specialities.

What you need to know
  • Lunch not included; guests enjoy 10% off meals at the Corona Beach restaurant.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, protective sunscreen and light-coloured loose cotton clothing.
  • Do not forget to bring your bathing costume and a towel should you wish to swim in the cenote and in the sea.