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. For Yaxha and beyond, use our Peten trip builder website to get the most from your Peten vacation.
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  • Essential because beautiful, there is a peaceful atmosphere. Very complementary Tikkal it is also very rich in history. The nature there is superb
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  • What nice ride in the middle of the jungle and its howler monkeys. Much less busy as tikal. It this site is to do
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  • You should go before dawn to see the Sun departure from the temple more high. After Tikal is the Mayan archaeological site better preserved and with a large number of structures. It is worth, despite the terrible road 13 km, to reach the site.
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