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Credit Cards at Chichen Itza, Uxmal? Not so Fast …

January 29th, 2015 by ejalbright

Visitors to Chichén Itzá and Uxmal will soon be allowed to use credit cards to purchase tickets, according to the federal agency that oversees the ruins.

Before anyone gets too excited about this development, the announcement by the federal Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) does not mean that tourists can pay the entire ticket price with a credit card. To get into Chichen Itza requires two tickets, one purchased from INAH and one purchased from the state of Yucatan’s CULTUR.

On Feb. 1, the INAH ticket booths at the two ancient cities will accept credit cards as a form of payment, which represents 64 pesos of the admission price; the announcement, however, contains no word about what the state of Yucatan intends to do, which in 2014 charged 129 pesos to enter the site.

Our advice–bring pesos!

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