Places in Bonampak, Yaxchilán & the Carretera Fronteriza
This riverside frontier town (formerly Frontera Echeverría) is the stepping-stone to the beautiful ruins of Yaxchilán, and is on the main route between Chiapas and Guatemala’s Petén region. Inhabited mainly by Chol Maya, who settled here in the 1970s, Frontera Corozal is 16km by paved road from Crucero Corozal junction on the Carretera Fronteriza.
Jungle-shrouded Yaxchilán has a terrific setting above a horseshoe loop in the Río Usumacinta. The location gave it control over river commerce, and along with a series of successful alliances and conquests, made Yaxchilán one of the most important Classic Maya cities in the Usumacinta region.
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