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.