I agree with you...I used to go 'traisping' through those jungles every year. I suspect I saw things that have yet to be 'discovered.' It is amazing at the amount of ruins still hidden in the jungles.
BTW, there are more pyramids in Mexico than all the rest of the world combined.
I have been to close to 40 Mayan ruins and am going to a newly opened one in Belize in two weeks. They keep finding them faster than I can visit.
I use to drive off the beaten path to see things, but no more and I use to wander all over the tourist towns, now I stick to the main streets. I probaly won’t even leave the tourist trap in Cozmuel this time.
>>BTW, there are more pyramids in Mexico than all the rest of the world combined<<
I was in Chechen Itza for the end of the world on 12/21/12 (next up: 26,000 years from now so plan accordingly).
It was mostly a crowded mess ‘o hippies. But a lot fun with dancing and singing and people “absorbing energy” like the opening of the movie “Hair.” Mrs. FD and I are glad we went (and yes we got the T-shirts).
The World didn’t end but when I asked for my money back I kept hearing something like “New ablu en-glaze.”