Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Bonampak, Yaxchilán & the Carretera Fronteriza

Yaxchilán

Jungle-shrouded Yaxchilán has a terrific setting above a horseshoe loop in the Río Usumacinta. The control this location gave it over river commerce, and a series of successful alliances and conquests, made Yaxchilá…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Edzná

Edzná

Edzná’s massive complexes, that once covered more than 17 sq km, were built by a highly stratified society that flourished from about 600 BC to the 15th century AD. During that period the people of Edzná built more …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Palenque

Templo de las Inscripciones Group

As you walk in from the entrance the vegetation suddenly peels away to reveal many of Palenque’s most magnificent buildings in one sublime vista. A line of temples rises in front of the jungle on your right, culmina…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Chiapas

Palenque Ruins

Ancient Palenque stands at the precise point where the first hills rise out of the Gulf coast plain, and the dense jungle covering these hills forms an evocative backdrop to Palenque’s exquisite Maya architecture. H…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in El Tajín

El Tajín

No one knows for sure who built this mighty pre-Hispanic city of around 20,000 inhabitants (The Totonacs? The Huastecs?), which is why archaeologists refer to the civilization as Classic Veracruz. But one thing's fo…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Southeastern Campeche

Calakmul

Possibly the largest city during Maya times, Calakmul was ‘discovered’ in 1931 by American botanist Cyrus Lundell. The site bears comparison in size and historical significance to Tikal in Guatemala, its chief rival…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Valles Centrales

Monte Albán Ruins

The former capital of the Zapotec people is today an illustrious ruin, but for over a thousand years it served as the second largest ceremonial site in Mesoamerica, after Teotihuacán. Sitting atop a flattened hill, …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tulum

Tulum Ruins

The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored. It’s true the extents and structures are of a modest scale and the late-post-C…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in South of Mérida

Uxmal Ruins

Pronounced oosh-mahl, Uxmal is one impressive set of ruins, easily ranking among the top Maya archaeological sites. It is a large site with some fascinating structures in good condition and bearing a riot of ornamen…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Ocosingo

Toniná

The towering ceremonial core of Toniná, overlooking a pastoral valley 14km east of Ocosingo, is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Chiapas. This was the city that brought mighty Palenque to its knee…