Grupo de las Pinturas
Juego de Pelota
This is a tidy, semicircular stepped building, almost fully restored. Its name means 'the Crossroads,' as it marks the juncture of four...
Here, you can see an exquisitely carved stela (AD 730) depicting a ruler standing imperiously over two captives.
Owned by the local Maya community, Ki-Jamal (which means 'tasty food' in Maya) does indeed do some tasty traditional dishes and there's...
Grupo de las Pinturas information
The temple at Grupo de las Pinturas (Paintings Group) bears traces of glyphs and frescoes above its door and remnants of richly colored plaster inside. You approach the temple from the southeast. Leave by the trail at the northwest (opposite the temple steps) to see two stelae. The first of these is 20m along, beneath a palapa . Here, a regal figure stands over two others, one of them kneeling with his hands bound behind him.
Sacrificial captives lie beneath the feet of a ruler at the base. You'll need to use your imagination, as this and most of the other stelae here are quite worn. Continue along the path past another badly weathered stela and a small temple to rejoin a path leading to the next group of structures.