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El Tlatoani archaeological site

Tlayacapan

If you are an adrenaline and adventure lover, you should not miss exploring one of the crags that stealthily watches the Pueblo Mágico de Tlayacapan, where you’ll find one of its best kept secrets: El Tlatoani, human settlement vestiges which greatest peak was in the Early Postclassic Period.

To reach this volcanic origin-mountain's highest area, you must be prepared with comfortable shoes to face climbs that will challenge you. Opening your gap through the trails’ extensive vegetation for getting El Tlatoani will lead you to observe some natural wonders such as some occasional waterfalls that appear just in the rainy season.

On your way, you will find a low and narrow cavern, so low that you’ll have to get through it practically kneeling, to find yourself head-on with a prehispanic staircase.

The reward: discovering a temple believed to have been built to worship Tláloc, god of rain. Evidence of rituals performed to please deities linked to water and fertility were found. Among the articles were remains of vessels and a series of petroglyphs located under some exposed terraces.

The best of all is that yes, you will be almost an amateur archaeologist. There are few who know this route and dare to do it, so if you choose it, the guides will take you to spaces where there are still archaeologists doing research.

To end the day, and rest from the strenuous physical activity that involves climbing up Tlatoany hill, we recommend you go to the thermal waters of the Casa Tonantzin and enjoy a Temazcal bath.
If you are an adrenaline and adventure lover, you should not miss exploring one of the crags that stealthily watches the Pueblo Mágico de Tlayacapan, where you’ll find one of its best kept secrets: El Tlatoani, human settlement vestiges which greatest peak was in the Early Postclassic Period.

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To reach this volcanic origin-mountain's highest area, you must be prepared with comfortable shoes to face climbs that will challenge you. Opening your gap through the trails’ extensive vegetation for getting El Tlatoani will lead you to observe some natural wonders such as some occasional waterfalls that appear just in the rainy season.

On your way, you will find a low and narrow cavern, so low that you’ll have to get through it practically kneeling, to find yourself head-on with a prehispanic staircase.

The reward: discovering a temple believed to have been built to worship Tláloc, god of rain. Evidence of rituals performed to please deities linked to water and fertility were found. Among the articles were remains of vessels and a series of petroglyphs located under some exposed terraces.

The best of all is that yes, you will be almost an amateur archaeologist. There are few who know this route and dare to do it, so if you choose it, the guides will take you to spaces where there are still archaeologists doing research.

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