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Yaxha, Peten

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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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  • The park is a great introduction to the maya sites in Guatemala. Very few tourist allow you to have an almost private visit to the park and to enjoy the area almost by your self. A beautiful view of t...  more »
  • Morning visit to calm. These Mayan ruins are more unknown than Tikal. They are in the forest not far from Lake Yaxha. There are birds and monkeys in the vegetation. It is advisable to do the tour with a guide who explains the site and the relationship between Tikal and Yaxha.
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  • 1 h from El Renate very nice site Maya - much quieter than Tikal - in nature at the edge of the Lake. In addition to the beautiful pyramids you see more animals that at Tikal in end of the afternoon the weather you will have a beautiful sunset over the Lake from the top of a pyramid
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  • 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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