Of the thousands of Mayan remains in the Yucatan Peninsula, only a few dozen are paid. What are the Mayan archaeological sites of payment in the Yucatan Peninsula?

Of the Thousands of Mayan remains what's in the Yucatan Peninsula just 39 they are paid. He National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) administers a total of 187 archaeological zones open to the public throughout Mexico. The INAH, as he cites his web, is "The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) investigates, preserves and disseminates the archaeological, anthropological, historical and paleontological heritage of the nation in order to strengthen the identity and memory of the society that holds it.«

The three states of the Yucatan Peninsula They bring together thousands of settlements, you are in the Mayan zone.

Friso de Balamkú, Campeche

Mayan archaeological zones of payment in the Yucatan Peninsula:

Archaeological zones of Quintana Roo:

En Quintana Roo there are 14 archaeological sites of the Mayan world that are marketed: Kohunlich, Dzibanché-Kinichná, Oxtankah, and Chacchoben, In the south of Quintana Roo; Muyil, Jumpsuit, Cobá, Xel-Ha and Xcaret in the area of Riviera Maya; The King, San Miguelito y The Meco en Cancun, and San Gervasio in the ISla de Cozumel.

The most visited is JumpsuitFollowed by Cobá.

Coba, from Nohoch Mul, of 42 meters high. Quintana Roo

Yucatan archeological zones:

Yucatan has 16 archaeological zones of payment: Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Dzibilchaltún, Kabah, Loltún, Xcambo, Mayapan, Sayil, Labna, Aké, Xlapak, Acanceh, Oxkintok, Balankanché and Chacmultún.

Chichén Itzá It is the great tourist gem of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Pyramid Kukulcán, Chichén Itzá. Yucatán

Campeche archaeological zones:

En Campeche we have 9 archaeological zones: Calakmul, Tiger, Balamkú, Chicanna, Xpuhil, Becan, Hochob, Edzná and Santa Rosa Xtampak.

Calakmul without a doubt it is the most showy area. In the state of Campeche there are several areas such as Chunhuhub, Hormiguero, Xcalumkín, Tabasqueño .. which are qualified for tourists and have no cost. As in the other two states there are thousands of vestiges in its territory.

Calakmul is located within the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, Campeche

Price and entrance cost to the Mayan archaeological zones:

El ticket price they oscillate between 50 and 70 weights. The most expensive are Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, where 480 pesos are paid by foreigners in Chichén. In both areas you must pay the CULTUR payment, as in Ek Balam. In others like Calakmul or San Gervasio you pay additional entrance to the Park.

The Sundays the entrance of INAH is free for Mexicans and residents. Access to archaeological zones is free every day to children under 13 years, students, teachers and senior citizens with valid credentials.

La use of video camera generates an additional payment, and recording with professional equipment such as tripod (tripod) too.

And the rest of archaeological zones?

The archaeological zones of payment they are the most attractive vestiges for the visitor, that is why they are commercialized and preserved in their development. Several of the archaeological zones administered by the INAH they are freely available, like the magnificent Anthill. Other vestiges, once studied, are under the administration of the local ejido, as it happens in The Orangery, where they open the museum to the visitor and take you on a tour. Other so many thousands of minor vestiges that do not have the potential to be open to the public, are scattered throughout the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula. Up to these places there are sometimes easy accesses and others that are not so easy, where you will have to hit a machete with people from nearby communities. A few Mayan vestiges remain in private lands. All the archaeological zones, except those located in private areas, you can access. In some cases, if they are studying a new site, the entry is restricted by INAH.

If you are fond of remote places, I recommend you to follow Eduardo González Arce and his Mayan explorations on youtube. Lovers of numbers and statistics will enjoy these figures of the visits to archaeological zones.

I link you this wonderful map of the Mayan vestiges. A pleasure to enter the Mayan world, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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