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Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita (Ecopark and archaeological site Copalita)

Huatulco

For more than 20 years, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has invested in continuing the excavation work of the archaeological site Bocana de Copalita, where the Mixtec ruling class is believed to have lived during the first six centuries, before our era.

Walking through the vestiges of the Templo Mayor, the Templo de la Serpiente and the ball court is one of the reasons to get out of downtown Huatulco (8 kilometers / 26 miles away). In addition, it is the only archaeological zone that has been discovered along the Mexican Pacific coast.

The tour takes you along cliffs that make you notice that La Bocana was also a site that controlled navigation, mainly by a stele that served to guide the canoes that entered the open sea. Other treasures you may find are fragments of clay figures in the shape of a woman and a shell necklace associated with a female burial.

There are also polished stone axes and artifacts that were used to treat leather, fish, and process fibers. The site is surrounded by jungle, therefore, there are tours to watch birds and learn about aromatic plants which were used by the ancient inhabitants to cook or to cure diseases.
For more than 20 years, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has invested in continuing the excavation work of the archaeological site Bocana de Copalita, where the Mixtec ruling class is believed to have lived during the first six centuries, before our era.

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Walking through the vestiges of the Templo Mayor, the Templo de la Serpiente and the ball court is one of the reasons to get out of downtown Huatulco (8 kilometers / 26 miles away). In addition, it is the only archaeological zone that has been discovered along the Mexican Pacific coast.

The tour takes you along cliffs that make you notice that La Bocana was also a site that controlled navigation, mainly by a stele that served to guide the canoes that entered the open sea. Other treasures you may find are fragments of clay figures in the shape of a woman and a shell necklace associated with a female burial.

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