Mayapan is a post-classic settlement, 45 km. east of Merida. This was the last Mayan capital of the northern lowlands, after the collapse of Chichen Itza.
Despite its relative proximity to Merida, this magnificent archaeological site is somewhat off the beaten path, so it is likely that you will find very few visitors, or none at all if you arrive early. It still holds the advantage of allowing visitor to climb most of the structures. Just be sure to go slowly and climb steadily as there are no handrails and some staircases have short steps. This is particularly true for the largest pyramid, the Kukulkan. Once at the top you will have a splendid view, no mountains in sight ! In spite of the vantage point, due to the vegetation you will not be able to see the crumbling wall that encloses the site.
After Mayapan, you will head to Acanceh. The striking element of this short visit is that the small village has a pyramid within !, just across the main square and the church, unlike Mayapan that sits alone in the low rain forest.
After visiting these archaeological sites you will be ready to relax, refresh and enjoy the cenotes at Santa Barbara at Homun village. Santa Barbara has 3 magnificent cenotes and the option of having lunch. They offer very good Yucatecan food and reasonable prices.