Practical Information

Opening Hours:

The Chichén Itzá archaeological site is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm.

Staying Overnight:

Chichen Itza is a big tour-bus destination and it can become extremely busy during the daytime. If you want to avoid the crowds and get the most out a visit to this spectacular archaeological park, stay for a night at Chichen Itza. There are a handful of hotels by the Chichen Itza ruins, along the highway, and in the nearby town of Piste, in a variety of price ranges. Some have good swimming pools and restaurants.


The entrance fee is 95 pesos per person, free for children 12 and under.

Photography & Video:

A permit is required if you want to use a tripod to take photographs at the archaeological site. A small fee is made for the use of hand-held video equipment.

Clothing & Footwear:

Chichen Itza is an extensive archaeological site so a comfortable pair of walking shoes are recommended. Light clothes, a heat and carrying plenty of water is also a must as its get very hot and humid here.