I think one could spend a whole year traveling in Mexico and would not get bored. There are so many things to discover, so many places to see. Recently I have been to another Maya-archeological side on the Yukatan peninsula: Ek Balam. It’s only 51 km northeast of Chichen Itza. From the Preclassic until the Postclassic period, it was the seat of a Mayan kingdom.
Ek Balam had been rediscovered in the late 1800s but it was not until the 1980/1990s that further work had been done.
Today the stunning architecture and beautiful side can be visited in the middle of the Yucatec jungle.
This little oasis can be reached after a 2km walk (or bike-ride). Swimming in the cenote was really refreshing after an exhausting walk around the archeological site.
There’s also a small restaurant that offers authentic Mayan plates (and “modern-world” refrescos like beer, Coke and water, too).