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Light-and-Sound Show No Longer Free Nov. 1

October 6th, 2016 by ejalbright

The nightly light-and-sound show at Chichén Itzá has been free since it launched two years ago. That ends Nov. 1.

Earlier this week tourism authorities in Yucatán State announced that the show will cost 434 pesos (approx. $22.50 USD) beginning Nov. 1, 2016.

This isn’t the first time that officials have said they would begin charging for the show, but this time they called a large press conference. As reported by the Diario de Yucatán, the new fee was revealed at a joint press conference of federal and state authorities.

The announcement was made by representatives from the Secretaría de Fomento Turístico (Secretariat of Tourism Development) of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History or INAH), the federal agency that oversees Chichén Itzá. They were joined by representatives from two state agencies: Patronato Cultur (the state agency known as CULTUR) and the Agencia de Administración Fiscal (Agency of Fiscal Administration).

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