The Ruins of Dzibilchatún, in Yucatan Mexico!
Yes, we did it. Equinox in Dzibilchatún. We went on a journey and were in the midst of adventure on this memorable day of Mayan Ceremony, just enjoying life and doing crazy things all the way to the beach…
We started at the Hostel Art Apart in Mérida at the end of the winter season. We were ready to receive spring so we decided to leave the hostel very early in the morning to see the sunrise at the ruins of Dzibilclhaltún, about an hour away from our beautiful home in Merida. It was the Equinox and we were going to see this Mayan god Kukulkan showing off his fire plumage through its temple!
Dzibilchatún is a Maya archaeological site just 10 miles (16kms) away from Mérida in the Yucatan peninsula so it is very easy to get to. It has a nice open cenote (sink hole) with lily pads, tiny fish and refreshing waters where you can swim. The Pyramids are not as big as the ones in Chichen Itza or Uxmal but they are still very impressive to see. Also contrary to the pyramid El Castillo in Chichen Itza you can climb these ones all the way to the top.
Because Dzibilchaltún is so close to Mérida and on the way to the beaches of Progreso, you can keep going North after visiting the ruins to some of these white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Head for a swim or just lay in the sun, relax on the sand with a cold beer or a refreshing coconut water along with some fresh fish for lunch.
If you are looking for a short trip from Mérida, Dzibilchaltún / Progreso is definitely a good option. Just bring along enough water, comfortable clothe and enjoy a Mexican kind of day!