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Yaxha, Peten

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 240+ 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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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Most Beautiful Sunset Ever!!!
  • Red hands temple. 216 with the best view possible in Yaxha
  • Buena vista ❤
  • Mayan site
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