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Chacchoben Ruins, Chacchoben
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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We visited the ruins as part of a cruise excursion and took a luxury bus to the site. I felt very safe on the bus, but wish that we had hired a smaller operator at the port, so that we were not on suc... read more »
I booked my tour through Viator (Tripadvisor) while on my cruise with NCL. We received our tour from Toucan Tours. They were great and ALOT cheaper than booking through the cruise line. The tour was v... read more »
We had visited the site 2 years ago. It is a small to medium size site, the tour guide told me a group of investors own the site, I suppose that is why there is not a decent museum. The ruins are impr... read more »
Went there March 2011 and we loved it. The entrance had some beautiful oil palms that welcomed us in. The ruins and guide tour was great!
GREAT! Went here on vacation, it was great. Walking paths take you to all the ruins easy to get to. It was also very well kept from a landscaping standpoint. Our tour guide was great and allowed plenty of time for pictures while also telling us great information about the site and answering any questions we had.
Perfect ruints to visit if in the area, close to Mahaual or Lake Bacalar. We were the only visitors on our trip here and loved the serenity. Looked for monkeys, but didn't have that luck. Our guide was great, English speaking (even asked for vocab clarification- love it that he wanted to continue to improve!), Spanish speaking (we wanted both), and even taught us some Maya words. Great place to visit- this is after all, the land of the Maya, today and past.
These ruins are impressively beautiful. The size and scope is pretty awe-inspiring. Just be aware that there is not much shade here. Pack extra sunscreen.
Really a Great experience. Be ready to do some climbing to get to see everything. The steps that you will climb are steep and there are no handrails.
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