he Mayan ruins were the main reason, why we wanted to visit Yucatan in the first place ... Our plan was to visit Tikal ruins in Guatemala as well, but we ran out of time.
I remember the road to Chitzen Itza was brand new, so the driving itself was a pleasure and good weather was a bonus.
There is a big parking area at the entrance, so everything is well organized. I must say, I was a little dissapointed, not that I didn't expect the crowds and the stands, but anyway it seemed too much commercially oriented. Although, the place itself looks stunning and it is definitely worth visiting. Be prepaired to wait a while at the entrance.
ulum has many great accommodation facilities to offer in order to spend your vacation. Because we generally prefer smaller boutique hotels, we anchored at Live Tulum Hotel and we were more than satisfied. This condo hotel is situated in the center of Tulum, which means it is about 3 km from the beach. There are nine suites, altogether eighteen rooms, all of them very tastefully designed. We got the last suite by the pool and it has proven to be the best option, because it offered total privacy. Every other suite also had its own exit to the pool, but this one was the last one in line, so there were practically no 'neighbours'. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, too. There was also access to free WiFi in all the rooms and in the lobby. The buffet breakfast was simply delicious.