Grupo Macanxoc


Grupo Macanxoc is notable for its numerous restored stelae, some of which are believed to depict reliefs of royal women who are thought to have come from Tikal. Though many are worn down by the elements, a number of them are still in good condition and are worth a detour.

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1. Grupo de las Pinturas

0.86 MILES

The temple at Grupo de las Pinturas (Paintings Group) bears traces of glyphs and frescoes above its door and remnants of richly colored plaster inside…

2. Xaibé

1.01 MILES

This is a tidy, semicircular stepped building, almost fully restored. Its name means 'the Crossroads,' as it marks the juncture of four separate sacbés …

3. Juego de Pelota

1.05 MILES

An impressive ball court, one of several in the ruins. Don't miss the relief of a jaguar and the skull-like carving in the center of the court.

4. Templo 10

1.05 MILES

Here you can see an exquisitely carved stela (AD 730) depicting a ruler standing imperiously over two captives.

5. Grupo Cobá

1.08 MILES

The most prominent structure in the Grupo Cobá is La Iglesia (the Church). It's an enormous pyramid; if you were allowed to climb it, you could see the…

6. Grupo Nohoch Mul

1.12 MILES

Nohoch Mul (Big Mound) is also known as the Great Pyramid (which sounds a lot better than Big Mound). It reaches a height of 42m, making it the second…

7. Cobá Ruins

1.17 MILES

Cobá's ruins include the tallest pyramid in Quintana Roo (the second tallest in all the Yucatán) and the thick jungle setting makes you feel like you’re…