About 90 kilometers from Merida, it is one of the most amazing archaeological sites in all of the Mexican Caribbean, if not the world.
When it comes to popularity among travelers, Uxmal is only second in visitation behind the world-famous Chichén Itzá archaeological temple site.
New Sections to Explore
It is expected by the end of the year that new sections of this amazing city of the Puuc region will be open for budding Indiana Jones explorers to enjoy an adventure back in time.
While these sections are not entirely new, they will become more accessible to travelers. In the past, visitors to Uxmal had to wade through thick brush to get to some of these sections of the site.
The brush has been cleared away for tourists to enjoy the newly accessible sections easily. They have also been incorporated into the official visitors trail, and the landscaping in the area has been restored to its natural state.
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Some of the sections more accessible to travelers include the Puuc cemetery site El Palomar which includes glyphs and figures of human sculls and the very interesting Palace of the Phalluses fertility site.
Pyramid Access to End
While the maintenance at Uxmal makes parts of the temple structure accessible to an increasing number of visitors to the site, one major drawback is likely to make some visitors unhappy.
Soon, access for tourists to climb the 40-meter-tall Grand Pyramid next to the Governor’s Palace, the largest pyramid in Uxmal, will soon come to an end as maintenance is completed on the restoration of the pyramid.
It is one of the few pyramid travelers to the Mexican Caribbean have been able to climb and enjoy the amazing views of the entire temple complex.
Connection to Tren Maya
Many of the improvements to Uxmal have been made due to the new accessibility the site will soon have for travelers once the Tren Maya service kicks off in the area.
Uxmal already receives 350,000 visitors each and every year. However, with the added access from the Tren Maya, that number is expected to jump to more than one million as more visitors discover the ancient site of the Puuc region.
The PROMESA project behind the Tren Maya program provided for the additional restoration at Uxmal and the opening of new sections of the tourist site for easy traveler accessibility.
What Travelers Need to Know
Tourists should plan for an hour and a half to get to and from the site near Merida. They should expect to spend about two hours at the large site.
Tourists should be aware that some of the sections of Uxmal, which will be officially opened as part of the tourist trail, have not undergone formal restoration and maintenance over the years and will be in a more historical state.
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While no official date has been announced for the opening of the access to the additional sites with the addition to the official visitor’s trail, it is expected to be formally opened sometime next month in time for the peak winter holiday travel season in the area.
There are a number of companies providing official tours to Uxmal from Merida. Travelers can inquire online or at the front desk of their hotel in the area to find out more about the cost and amenities offered to visitors as part of the tour program.
Travelers heading to Uxmal should plan ahead and bring sturdy shoes, sunblock, a hat, and plenty of water for their day-trip exploration of the site. It is also a good idea to bring a small umbrella or rain poncho, as it is possible for a pop-up storm to affect the area during a tour.
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