tourists will have to now pay more to enter Chichén Itzá

The entrance fee will be 538 pesos, starting January 1, 2022; domestic visitors will pay 242 pesos for admission.

MÉRIDA, Yucatán.- As of January, 2022, the entrance fee to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá for foreign visitors increased by five pesos, to 538 pesos. The increase was in the federal fee of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The state fee did not increase and remains at 453 pesos, applied by the Tax Administration Agency of Yucatan (AAFY), which added to the 85 pesos of INAH makes a total of 538 pesos.

It should be noted that Chichén Itzá is the only pre-Hispanic site in the country that has a double charge or mixed charge (state and federal).

As for national visitors, the price for access to the archaeological site is 242 pesos (85 from INAH and 157 from AAFY).

The fee for foreign children between 3 and 12 years of age is 85 pesos (they only pay the federal part of INAH). The same applies for children residing in Yucatán.

It is important to remember that on Sundays, access is free for national and foreign tourists residing in Mexico, upon presentation of an official photo ID.

Adults over 60 years of age, retirees and pensioners, teachers and students, children up to 12 years of age, as well as researchers and interns with permission from INAH and people with disabilities do not pay for access.

The archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, which is one of the new wonders of the world, attracted the largest number of visitors in 2021 with 1 million 514 thousand 680 national and foreign tourists, far surpassing Teotihuacán, which received 762 thousand 115 visitors in the same period.