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If you’re planning a visit to the awe-inspiring Chichen Itza, here’s everything you need to know to get your tickets:

The cost of entry to Chichen Itza comprises two separate fees, each serving distinct purposes. The Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) sets one fee, while the Ministry of Culture of Yucatán (Cultur) establishes another. Here’s a breakdown of the ticket prices and clarification regarding the entrance costs at Chichen Itza:

The price of entry to Chichen Itza includes an additional cost set by Cultur, supplementing the fee determined by INAH. This additional fee contributes to the conservation of the archaeological sites.

Here are the detailed and itemized entrance prices for various visitor categories: foreigners, Mexicans, locals, and minors.

General entrance prices for Chichen Itza:

  • Foreigners: $614 MXN or $37 USD ($524 MXN or $31 USD for Cultur and $90 MXN or $6 USD for INAH).
  • Mexicans: $278 MXN or $17 USD ($182 MXN or $11 USD for Cultur and $90 MXN or $6 USD for INAH).
  • Residents of Yucatán are exempt from the Cultur supplement: $90 MXN or $6 USD.
  • The use of a personal video camera incurs an additional cost of $45 MXN or $3 USD.

Skip-the-line entrance prices for Chichen Itza:

The only online ticket purchase option for visiting Chichen Itza is the skip-the-line entrance purchase. This ensures you have guaranteed entry upon arrival and avoids long queues.

After purchasing, you’ll receive an online ticket to be redeemed at the Calendario Maya store. Present the digital ticket inside the booth to obtain the printed entrance ticket for Chichen Itza.

Free access to Chichen Itza:

Access to the Archaeological Zones is free every day for:

  • Children under 13, students, and teachers.
  • Elderly individuals with a valid ID.
  • Sundays offer free entry for Mexicans and residents.

Important: Upon payment, visitors receive two receipts:

  • One ticket validates payment to the State Government (Yucatán).
  • Another ticket confirms payment to INAH. It’s crucial to have both receipts at all times, as inspectors may inquire about them.

Additionally, visitors arriving by car must pay for parking, available a few meters from the entrance.

Equinoxes at Chichen Itza:

One of the most anticipated events of the year is the descent of the feathered serpent, occurring during the spring and autumn equinoxes around March 21st and September 21st.

Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza:

Visitors can also purchase tickets to witness the nighttime light show, with prices as follows:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: $708 MXN or $42 USD
  • Sundays: $650 MXN or $39 USD
  • Mexican citizens on Sundays: $350 MXN or $ 21 USD

Night Experience – Kukulkan Nights:

For a magical evening experience, witness the light and sound show at the Kukulkan Pyramid on Fridays and Saturdays when the General Admission is $708 MXN or $42 USD. And Sundays General Admission is $450 MXN or $27 USD.

The show starts at 7:00 pm, And its tickets are available from 3:00 pm.

Embark on an extraordinary journey at Chichen Itza, where history and culture converge to create an unforgettable experience!

Visiting hours at Chichen Itza:

Chichen Itza is open from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (ticket booths and access close at 4:00 pm, distant site access closes at 4:30 pm). There’s an additional visitation hour from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Accommodations near Chichen Itza:

For those attending the nighttime light show or planning an overnight stay, accommodations near Chichen Itza are available. The nearby Ik Kil Cenote is also worth a visit.

While many visitors opt for organized tours, others prefer independent travel and may need accommodations for one or two nights in the area. In such cases, the accommodations nearby offer the most convenient options.

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