The inauguration of the Maya Train is just over a month away, and soon tourists will be able to easily access much more of the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Between the seven different sections of the project, there are countless sites to see along the way.
And on the Maya Train route to Campeche specifically, there are 7 must-see sites.
Maya World Museum of Merida
Located in Merida, which is a city worth seeing itself, is the Maya World Museum of Merida.
The museum is not only an architectural wonder, but it’s filled with an extensive collection of Mayan art, textiles, and other objects.
Both ancient and modern pieces are displayed in order to tell the past, present, and future of the Mayan culture, and museum entry costs less than $8.
Chichen Itza is one of the most important Mayan ruins to exist and is one of the UNESCO New 7 Wonders of the World.
Throughout the ancient archeological site, there are 28 ruins to see, including El Castillo, which is the site’s main pyramid, and El Caracol, which is the observatory.
More than 2.5 million tourists visit Chichen Itza every year.
Tickets to visit the fascinating archeological site are $65 for adults and $32 for children ages 3-11.
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Ik Kil Cenote
Cenotes are naturally formed swimming holes that form when limestone caves collapse, and there are hundreds of them throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Ik Kil Cenote is by far one of the most beautiful, and it isn’t far from the Chichen Itza archeological site.
You can swim in the crystal clear blue-green waters of the Ik Kil Cenote year-round for the low, low price of only $5 for adults and around $2.30 for children, a fantastic experience well worth the price for sure.
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Magic Town Of Valladolid
Magic Towns are cities and towns in Mexico that best represent the cultural, natural, and historical character of the country and its different regions.
Currently, there are around 177 Magic Towns, and there are a number of towns throughout the Yucatan Peninsula that have been given this prestigious designation.
One of the most fascinating is the city of Valladolid, which is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, its charming streets, and authenticity.
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Underground swimming holes are not the only way to explore the depths of the Yucatan Peninsula because there is also a network of underground rivers in the region.
One of the most captivating, due to its extensive presence of stalagmites and stalactites, is Rio Secreto, located in Playa del Carmen.
Here, visitors can explore the half-mile underground river by swimming and hiking through the route.
Tickets for Rio Secreto are $89 for adults and $44.50 for children ages 4-12.
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Xplor Adventure Park
Also located in Playa del Carmen, Xplor Adventure Park is the perfect place to experience an adrenaline rush by participating in some super exciting activities.
Ziplining, driving an amphibious vehicle through jungles and caves, paddling, and hiking are just a few of the things you can do.
Tickets start at about $129 for adults and $97 for children ages 5-11 and include snacks, beverages, and a buffet lunch.
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Located south of Merida, Hacienda Yaxcopoil is one of the most well-preserved estates from the colonial era in the region.
The massive property spans 22,000 acres and includes multiple buildings and the remnants of an agave plantation.
Now the site features a museum and a guest house where visitors can experience traditional Mayan meals.
Entrance to Hacienda Yaxcopoil is only $8 per person and a unique stop along the Maya Train route to Campeche.
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