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Yaxha, Peten

(4.8/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Did the sunset tour about 2 weeks ago and it was incredible! I almost liked Yaxha more than Tikal. It was less crowded, you could climb more pyramids, and watching the sunset on top of the big pyramid...  more »
  • O local transmite muita paz e caminhar pelas pirâmides ainda encobertas nos faz imaginar como o povo maia vivia ali, com toda sua sabedoria e conhecimentos astronômicos que os levaram a calcular com p...  more »
  • Cn muchísimo agrado encontramos Yaxha en óptimas condiciones! Felicidades al Conap y la Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural. La primera vez que fui a Yaxha hace 15 años, era un lugar mu...  more »
Google
  • Much better than Tikal. Learned a lot! Excellent park.
  • Most Beautiful Sunset Ever!!!
  • Red hands temple. 216 with the best view possible in Yaxha
  • Buena vista ❤
  • Mayan site

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