Chichen Itza and Uxmal

by zora on July 27, 2013

This translation of a news story says that starting in September, there will be only one ticket line at Chichen Itza and Uxmal.

The existing system involved buying one ticket from INAH for the site, and a second ticket from the Yuctan-state CULTUR organization. It was slow, and it also seemed vaguely scammy (even though it was legitimate). There’s always something unnerving about buying a ticket and then being told to go to another window and pay more…

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Harald April 24, 2014 at 2:42 am

I visited CHICHEN ITZA and UXMAL in April 2014 and in both places you can now buy both tickets (the INAH ticket and the Yucatan State ticket) at ONE WINDOW.

This change has recently been implemented to make it easier for everyone to buy the tickets:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2013/07/no-more-double-ticket-line-in-chichen-itza-and-uxmal/

HOWEVER be carefull and make sure you actually receive both tickets after you paid for both tickets.

When I entered Chichen Itza it was no problem. I paid and received both tickets.

When I went to Uxmal I paid for both tickets at the window on the right hand side and only received the state ticket but not the INAH ticket.

Only later I found out that I should have also received the INAH ticket but was still allowed to enter the site without the INAH ticket.

After looking at UXMAL ruins and pyramids I went back to the ticket desk and asked why I did not get both tickets but the ticket sales staff rufused to give me the INAH ticket and lied to me to confuse me and told me you need to buy the INAH ticket seperately at the window on the left hand side.

Apparently the people who are selling the tickets work together and sometimes do not hand out the INAH ticket by purpose. They then kep the money and split it among each other to increase their salary.

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