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Chacchoben Ruins, Chacchoben

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Visit ancient pyramids at Chacchoben Ruins. The pyramids were discovered under mounds in the 1970s and later excavated to reveal three very well-preserved temples. Other ancient Mayan buildings remain under mounds and are currently being excavated. Walk the circular path which takes you to each building, as you observe the architecture. Look closely at some of the buildings, which retain traces of the original red paint. Plan your visit to Chacchoben Ruins and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chacchoben trip generator.
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  • If there is a historical site to visit when you are in the Costa Maya area (approximately 45 minutes from taxi) is Maya's Cacchoben site. The place although touristy is preserved, the Park is huge, there are several remains in good condition. It is a true dive into the history of this country. I highly recommend this tour.
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  • This was a shore excursion for us from the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship. The transfer from ship to bus went of without a hitch and we were off on the one hour ride to the ruins. The bus was nice and m...  more »
  • We arrived by cruise to the small town of Mahahual of Quintana Roo in the Mexican Caribbean, by the Costa Maya Port. We were charged a $4.00 fee for use of the bathrooms and facilities called a "Port ...  more »
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  • We took an excursion to Chacchoben from the port at Costa Maya. The trip was a pleasant hour drive from port. This Mayan ruin is a treasure. The trails around the restored ruins were easy to walk, even with baby strollers. There are some shops at the welcome area, including souvenirs and snacks.
  • Enjoyed seeing the ruins. Was disappointed that you couldn't climb the stairs to the top. They are very serious about the ruins not all being excavated. If you want to see more of the structures, you need to go to one of the other sites. Was worth a visit though.
  • It was a much nicer experience than I was expecting, and better than the brochure pictures. We went there on our own and not with a tour group, which made the experience great. Expect to spend 1+ hours there, and i recommend following the track in sequence.
  • I highly recommend this tour. We were able to climb on some parts of the ruins. The site was well kept and safe. It's great to see and not too far from the port. The guides are awesome!
  • Awesome ruins. Takes a while to get there, but definitely worth the visit.

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