Yaxha Mayan Ruins

Yaxha Mayan Ruins


Located across the Belize/Guatemala border, Yaxha (blue/green – water) has 500 buildings on 3 sq. kilometers. It was inhabited from 800 BC. to 1450 AD., and is located on a slope overlooking a major lake of the same name. From the top of its temples the view is water or jungle to the horizon, a view so unique since the Maya never built their cities near water.Yaxha is better than Caracol in architecture, setting and wildlife, plus you don’t need to go on a dirt road for 2 1/2 hrs each way. It is one of the undiscovered sites, no crowds, less driving, and flat walking.This is an excellent jungle setting for wildlife and culture. What to experience a beautiful sunset? Depart at 1:00 pm to stay and watch the sunset from the top of the highest temple with a complimentary glass of wine!


Departure: 7:30 am or 1:00pm

Distance: 45 min drive from San Ignacio

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

What to wear: Long or short pants & sturdy protective footwear.
What to bring: Passport, hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant & camera.

Minimum of 2 persons.


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