Forget Chichen Itza (not really, do visit it!) and check out these five ruins located in the Yucatán Península that you will rarely find in most guidebooks. These ruins remain almost untouched and are rarely visited by foreign tourists. Chances to find yourself alone here are high and hence, these places are a haven for travelers who prefer getting off the beaten track and into undiscovered locations.
A unique Mayan site, famous for its stone carved masks
Famous for its impressive pyramid and its central stairway decorated by stone-carved masks, this huge archaeological site uncovers pyramids, citadels, plazas and many other structures, of which many still remain located under vegetation and have not been excavated yet.
The most notable of the archaeoligical sites in Sian Ka'an
Located in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Muyil was the most important out of the 23 other sited found inside the reserve. Artifacts found here date back to 350 BC, making it one of the earliest inhabited cities in the southern coast of Quintana Roo. A bonus is the Muyil lagoon, located at the corner of the site.