Chichen Itza is a World Heritage Site located in the Yucatan Peninsula, about 117 miles (3 hours) west of Cancun. In 2007 it was named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This is of little surprise as its size, symmetry and astrological importance are a testament to the Mayan civilization. There are many tours available, many stopping at the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid where you will also get to see some of the cenotes for which this area is famous. A visit to this grandiose Mayan city is a must for anyone traveling to Cancun. See tours available at this page, click here.