Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
The third-largest ruins in Guatemala, Yaxha, takes its visitors back to the classical period in the Americas via an ancient Mayan city. Walk the ruins to view more than 500 structures of Mayan origin. The jungle has permeated the city, leading animals to share the area with tourists--be prepared to encounter monkeys and tropical birds. As you explore, you'll observe over 40 Mayan stelae, a kind of sculpture and monument, spread throughout the city. After working up an appetite, head to the restaurant at the entrance of the park. Plan to visit Yaxha and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Peten attractions using our Peten trip itinerary maker.
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My wife and I spent almost 4 hours exploring Yaxha. The whole time we were there, we never saw another person except for two maintenance workers. It was amazing! We were in middle of the jungle with h... read more »
La mejor opción para tomar contacto con la cultura maya antes de ir a Tikal. Tiene un templo desde el que se tiene una perspectiva de 360 grados.The best option to take contact with the culture maya before go to Tikal. It has a temple from which is a 360-degree perspective.show original
We visited both Mayan ruins of Tikal & Yaxha but prefer Yaxha simply for the sunset. Climb up Temple 216 for 360 degree views of the treetops & river below, you'll feel on top of the world plus so pea... read more »
Much better than Tikal. Learned a lot! Excellent park.
Rhonda viola church
Most Beautiful Sunset Ever!!!
Marco Vinicio Antonio Campos Fuentes
Red hands temple. 216 with the best view possible in Yaxha
Buena vista ❤
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