Sleeping and Dining at Mayaland, Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Mayaland is one of the large hotels located inside the gate of the Chichén Itzá site. The typical resort style hotel is a bargain at a $100 considering the location and the size of the rooms and bathroom.

Our standard room had two double beds rather than one large bed. Not the best mattress, but we were only staying one night.

The grounds are beautiful with enormous jungle trees. Pathways wind around behind the property with villas nestled in the treed grounds.

Generally you stay here for easy access to the ruins. The back entrance to the park with a ticket office just outside the gate is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel lobby.

Dinner at Mayaland

The main restaurant offers an international menu with Mexican and Yucatan specialties.

We tried the local dishes starting with Fantasia Maya, a sampling of Yucatan appetizers. While well presented the individual items were not prepared to order and were cold, tasting like something you would get off a buffet table.

The mains were far better. We tried the Conchinita Pibil and Lechón al Horno Tacos – two flavors of savory pork tacos – and the Escabeche Oriental – turkey, pepper and onions served in a spiced broth with fresh corn tortillas.

Service is attentive and friendly in this large resort type restaurant.

Breakfast at Mayaland

Breakfast is super-efficient and reasonably good. We ordered the American breakfast – orange juice, bread basket, fruit plate, choice of eggs, including ranchero, and coffee or tea. The fruit was especially good, the bread basket less so.

December 10 and 11, 2019

For links to all the posts in this series see the Yucatan Peninsula page.