When we decided to go to Playa del Carmen, one of our motivators was to stop by the Mayan pyramids in Chichén Itzá. With little research on our part & a lot of help from the front desk staff at our hotel, we booked our tour.
After three bus rides, we finally made it to the sacred grounds. We took the tour in Spanish, to be with a smaller crowd & we enjoyed learning all the history.
Our tour guide, Victor, told us how the Mayan calendar was created, theories on how ceremonies were held, details on the placement of the structures & how the sun would set, creating an image of a serpent climbing up the pyramids. We were told tales of brutal ball games, where to this day, it’s not quite certain if the winner or the loser was the one to be sacrificed to the gods.