State Institutes Doubled Ticket Price at Chichen Itza

February 4th, 2019 by ejalbright

As of Feb. 1, 2019, the state of Yucatan has more than doubled the ticket price to get into Chichen Itza and other archaeological sites in the state, including Uxmal, Ek Balam, Dzibulchaltun, and the Loltun Cavern.

There are two tickets to get into Chichen Itza, one by the state and one by the federal government, although they are collected at the same time. The federal fee increased from 70 pesos to 75 pesos on Jan. 1. On Feb. 1 the state fee jumped from 189 pesos to 406. In sum, ticket prices rose from 255 pesos (~$13.50 USD) in 2018 to 481 pesos ($25.20 USD).

The increase had been approved by the state government at the end of last year to go into effect on Jan. 1, but after receiving political backlash from tourism operators in Mexico, the state delayed the increase to February. Tour operators launched a boycott of Chichen Itza, but cancelled it after holding talks with state officials.

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