Welcome to Yaxhá
The Classic Maya sites of Yaxhá, Nakum and El Naranjo form a triangle that is the basis for a national park covering more than 370 sq km and bordering the Parque Nacional Tikal to the west. Yaxhá, the most visited of the trio, stands on a hill between two sizable lakes, Lago Yaxhá and Lago Sacnab. The setting, the sheer size of the site, the number of excellently restored buildings and the abundant jungle flora and fauna all make it particularly worth visiting. There are also some stunning views from the tallest pyramid, which looks out over the lagoons. Not surprisingly, the foot traffic here is far less than at more popular, easy-to-reach sites.
The site is 11km north of the Puente Ixlú–Melchor de Mencos road, accessed via an unpaved road from a turnoff 32km from Puente Ixlú and 33km from Melchor de Mencos.