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Maya Ruins and Archaeological Sites

Follow the footsteps of Maya priests, brave Spanish conquistadors, and 19th century adventurers who climbed the very same steps. Deep in the Yucatan jungle lie the remains of ancient Maya cities that many call the “Egypt of the Americas.” The Maya ruins of the Yucatan are awe-inspiring and provide a deeper understanding of Mexican history. Feel the Allure of Ancient Times Mexico’s rich and mysterious past is still visible in the amazing ancient ruins scattered throughout the country. From impressive towering pyramids in the Yucatan Peninsula to elaborate ancient cities found in Coba, the Mayan heritage continues to draw millions of tourists from across the globe.

To help you extend your travels beyond the Yucatan and Riviera Maya, we have shared our experience in the remote Maya ruin sites in southern and western locations. When traveling to the Riviera Maya, you will have a wealth of INAH ruins to visit, ranging from the Tulum ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea to Chichen Itza, the 8th wonder of the world!

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Balamku ruins

Balamkú, located just a few miles from Calakmul in the state of Campeche, has the largest surviving stucco frieze found at any of the excavated Mayan settlements.

Xelha Ruins

Xel-Ha Ruins seems to be overshadowed by Tulum Ruins and Xel-Ha Eco-park. This site has some great murals not found in Tulum or Muyil Ruin sites.

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