Chichén Itzá is a 1,000 year old sacred Mayan city center. It is the most important archaelogical site of the Maya civilization in the Yucantán, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the Wonders of the World.

While all these titles add to the appeal of visiting this attraction, many wonder, is it worth it? With the price of the entry, plus bus rides there from neighboring cities and accommodation, seeing Chichén Itzá can add up quick. Prices vary from location but from Tulum, the going price in 2013 for a Chichén Itzá package including transport, guide and entrance is $50 USD, 655 pesos. It is not a fortune by most tourist standards but if you are a long term travelers (cheapskates) like Antonio and me, it is. Just think, 655 pesos equals over 100 tacos…each! 

In the end it’s not a question I can answer for every person, it depends on your interest in ruins. If it is limited funds that puts you off I will give you 2 tips on how to visit Chichén Itzá on the cheap.

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