El Tigre

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Off Hwy 186, heading southwest from Escárcega is one of Campeche’s most recently uncovered Maya sites, El Tigre . Archaeologists are almost certain it is none other than Itzamkanac, the legendary capital of the Itzáes, though much remains to be explored. Unlike other Campeche sites, El Tigre occupies a wetlands environment crisscrossed by rivers, with two excavated pyramids amid swaying palms and diverse birdlife. From Candelaria take the road east to Monclova; a short distance beyond the village of Estado de México is the turnoff to the site. Buses will only take you to Candelaria.