El Tabasqueño

Archaeological Site in Chenes Sites

Supposedly named after a local landowner from Tabasco, El Tabasqueño boasts a temple-palace (Estructura 1) with a striking monster-mouth doorway, flanked by stacks of eight Chac masks with hooked snouts. Estructura 2 is a solid free-standing tower, an oddity in Maya architecture.

To reach El Tabasqueño, go 30km south from Hopelchén. Just beyond the village of Pakchén, there’s an easy-to-miss sign at a turnoff on the right; follow this rock-and-gravel road 2km to the site.

You must walk another 500m or so to the site itself.

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