The mythical mysteries of Mexico‘s Mayan culture comes alive at Chichen Itza. During its time, Chichen Itza was a major Mayan city and the iconic El Castillo temple was the focal point. Today, the ruins are federal property, and traveler’s come from around the world to explore and gaze in wonder. Centrally located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, a visit to the Chichen Itza archaeology site is an easy and fun day trip for those vacationing in Cancun and the Riviera Maya area.