- admission free
Lonely Planet review for Xlapak
From the entrance gate at Sayil, it’s 6km east to the entrance gate at Xlapak. The name means ‘Old Walls’ in Maya and was a general term among local people for ancient ruins. The ornate palacio at Xlapak ( shla -pak) is quite a bit smaller than those at Kabah and Sayil, only about 20m in length. It’s decorated with the Chac masks, columns and colonnettes, and fretted geometric latticework of the Puuc style. The building is interesting and on a bit of a lean. Plenty of motmots (a colorful bird) brighten up the surrounding forests.