August 09, 2023 | Activities

Exploring History: Excursions to the Ancient Mayan Ruins from Cancun

The magic and history of Cancun

Cancun is the perfect destination to embark on a true adventure. With its warm and welcoming climate, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters, this magical place attracts couples and adults seeking relaxation and the beauty of the Caribbean in all its splendor.

If you're eager to venture beyond the comforts of our hotel, we have a series of ideas that will take you on a fascinating journey through Mayan history and culture. Join us as we explore the ancient Mayan ruins from Cancun and discover the hidden treasures of this enigmatic civilization.


Excursions to the Ancient Ruins from Cancun

Chichen Itza: The Jewel of the Mayan Civilization

Get your backpack ready, don't forget the sunscreen, and let the adventure begin! Our first stop is Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and an iconic archaeological site on the Yucatán Peninsula.

As we delve into this impressive complex, we'll be transported back in time while marveling at majestic pyramids, temples, and astronomical observatories. The imposing pyramid of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, dominates the horizon and is an architectural wonder.

Don't forget to request a tour guide to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this ancient city.

Tulum: Where History Fuses with Paradise

A favorite for all, Tulum is an ancient-walled city perched on a cliff that rises above the brilliant turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

This unique combination of archaeology and natural landscape is simply breathtaking. Enjoy panoramic views as you explore the temples and buildings once inhabited by the Mayans.

Afterward, relax on the white sandy beaches and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters, letting the magic of the place take you away.

Coba: A Time Travel Journey through the Jungle

We continue our adventure with a visit to Coba, an ancient Mayan city hidden in the jungle. Here, you'll have the opportunity to climb the tallest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Nohoch Mul. From the top, you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the surrounding jungle.

Take this opportunity to connect with nature and contemplate the greatness of the Mayan civilization as you explore this less crowded archaeological site.

Ek Balam: Discovering the City of the Black Jaguar

Our next stop takes us to Ek Balam, a lesser-known but equally fascinating archaeological gem. Ek Balam, which means “Black Jaguar” in Mayan, is famous for its impressive main pyramid and stucco decoration.

Here, you can admire the sculptures and figures that adorn this historical site, and don't miss the chance to take panoramic photographs from the top of the pyramid.


The Mayan ruins are the traces of the past that resist oblivion, telling ancestral stories of an empire that left its legacy in the jungles and coasts of Mexico, a cultural treasure that connects us with the greatness of this ancient civilization.


Staying at a Beachfront Hotel in Cancun

After a day full of historical discoveries, there's nothing like returning to a comfortable beachfront retreat to relax, recharge, enjoy a delicious cocktail, and why not, go to a foam party.

At Golden Parnassus All-Inclusive Resort & Spa, we guarantee an unforgettable experience. Our resort is designed to offer you a warm and authentically Mexican stay, where attention to detail and hospitality are our priority.

We have different** lodging deals** that will make your vacation a dream come true. Take advantage of our special offers and get even more benefits when booking directly with us.

Don't wait any longer and join us on this fascinating journey through Mayan history and the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean.** Discover the magic of Cancun, staying at Golden Parnassus All-Inclusive Resort & Spa, where we await you with open arms to provide you with exciting and history-filled vacations.**