Yucatan State Abruptly Boosts Ticket Fees to Chichen

April 2nd, 2015 by ejalbright

The state of Yucatan, without warning, increased entrance fees to its archaeological zones on Monday.

According to a new report in the Diario de Yucatan, a ticket to Chichén Itzá for foreign visitors now costs an additional four pesos. Thanks to the weak peso, U.S. visitors will barely feel the increase, which is the equivalent of an American quarter.

The new fee to enter Chichén is $210 Mexican (slightly less than $14 U.S.). Of that, the state of Yucatan receives $156 Mexican and the federal government $54.

For Mexican citizens and legal aliens, the fee increased two pesos from $145 to $147. Of that, the state receives 83 pesos and the federal government 64 pesos.

The ticket fee for the new Chichén Itzá light-and-sound show was slightly reduced from 206 pesos to 201 ($13.30 U.S.).

Uxmal, the other major site in Yucatan state, now costs foreign visitors $203 Mexican. Mexican citizens and legal residents are now charged $143 Mexican.

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