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Yaxha, Peten

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • Yaxhá is located close to Tikal, but nevertheless much more complicated to reach. From Flores it is a 2 hours trip by car and it is recommended having a SUV in particular for the last 20km and during ...  more »
  • Pretty hard to reach for the last 11 km due the very bad roads conditions. Amazing site without any other tourists. Fantastic view from the top of some pyramids!  more »
  • I don't know how more people don't go to this place. Ive been twice now, 7 years apart, and both times saw only a few other people there. The ruins are well preserved, you can climb several of them an...  more »