Prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion

Timeless Travels Magazine - - MEXICO -

• Chac­choben is 177 km (110 miles) south of Tu­lum and a day trip from the Riviera Maya or a half day trip from the Costa Maya. (The dis­tance is roughly the same as Chichen Itza from the Riviera Maya).

• It is a 50 minute drive from the Costa Maya on high­way 293, or fol­low high­way 307 from Riviera Maya.

• The Chac­choben ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site is lo­cated just 3 km north-west of Lazaro Car­de­nas, not near the vil­lage of Chac­choben. Once you drive through Lazaro Car­de­nas you will see the ruins on the west side of the road. It is easy to mix up the vil­lage and the ruin site.

• The site is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm Mon­day to Sun­day.

• To avoid the cruise ship crowds, visit early in the day or late af­ter­noon and then you will see more wildlife.

• Top tip: If driv­ing to the site, look out for pineap­ple stalls be­fore you reach the turn off to the ruins. This is honey pineap­ple which is said to be the best pineap­ple to be found any­where.

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