Visiting the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Xel-Ha

Say “Xel-Ha” and many tourists visiting Tulum, Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Akumal will think of an all-inclusive snorkelling theme park. However, located just opposite this theme park – and with a significantly smaller entrance fee – lies another Xel-Ha: the ancient Mayan ruins. Receiving just a fraction of the amount of visitors the commercial park gets, Xel-Ha is a surprisingly overlooked gem. With its well-preserved, colourful murals, convenient location and stunning cenote one might presume a visit here would have you fighting crowds. But on the contrary, odds are you’ll have this site all to yourself. Here’s a post…

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