Welcome to Bonampak
One of the outstanding archaeological sites of Chiapas, the setting of Bonampak in dense jungle hid it from the outside world until 1946. The site is most renowned for its vivid frescoes, which really bring the Maya world to life. Getting here is a bit of a hassle but the reward is well worthwhile. The ruins are spread over 2.4 sq km, but all the main ruins stand around the rectangular Gran Plaza.
The Bonampak site abuts the Reserva de la Biosfera Montes Azules, and is rich in wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and macaws.