Spring Equinox in Chichén Itzá. Visit it on your next trip to Cancun!

March 19, 2024

A Fantastic Visit You Will Remember Forever

You may ask, what is the Spring Equinox, and why is it important? First, visiting Chichen Itza, specifically during this extraordinary time of the year, offers a fantastic experience you can only get when you are physically there.

It is important to note that the Ruins of Chichen Itza are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. People worldwide visit Chichen Itza and other important sites such as El Castillo, The Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, and El Caracol.

Experiencing Chichen Itza during the Equinox is a rare and exclusive privilege. It's crucial to understand that only two Equinox events occur yearly. This year, the Spring Equinox will grace us on March 21, 2024, while the Fall Equinox will bless us on September 21, 2024.

A visit to Chichen Itza is a fabulous day filled with unique experiences. Many may have heard of sites such as El Castillo or the Chichen Itza Pyramid, which are well worth seeing. However, remember that other essential ruins exist, such as The Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, and El Caracol.

Many people ask what an "equinox" is exactly. In Latin, "equinox" means "equal night," it is simply the transition of the North and South hemispheres from winter to spring and vice versa.

The most awe-inspiring moment of your Chichen Itza visit during the Equinox is witnessing the late afternoon sun as it 'walks' or 'slithers' down the side of the staircase on the north. Symbolically, the feathered serpent unites the heavens, earth, and the underworld, day and night, in a breathtaking display.

When you step into Chichen Itza, prepare to be captivated by the vibrant crowds. You might encounter musicians, dance troupes, photographers, and more. The most important thing while visiting is to enjoy the experience of an equinox in person, you're closer than ever to getting there!

Cancun Shuttle offers two fantastic options for visiting the magnificent Chichen Itza. Our tours provide transportation, certified guides, and additional options. You can reach us at [email protected] for more information!

From the Cancun Hotel Zone, Costa Mujeres or Playa Mujeres your tour option is the amazing Chichen Itza 8th Wonder of the World. Please contact your agent with your Cancun transportation confirmation code and receive a $30 per person discount. If staying anywhere from Moon Palace, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, your bus will be Chichen Itza Classic.

Get ready for an exciting day in fabulous Chichen Itza!