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Chacchoben Archaeological Site

Mahahual

The biggest Mayan settlement in the south of Quintana Roo was Chacchoben, a region that is conformed with small villages that enjoyed its heyday in the year 300 b.C.

When you visit the Archaeological zone of Chacchoben, you will be amazed by the Gran Basamento that is trapped in the jungle. We are talking about a staggered pyramid that used to work as a place for religious activities and public gatherings. One of the stairs allows the access to the basement where the Monumento 1 is located. Here you can see a sort of calendar in which the equinox and solstice are marked.

If you go south of this Archaeological Site you will find the Templo de las Vasijas. Here you can explore vestiges of structures in the residential zone with objects found there like plates, jugs and basin.

Besides these relics and archeological vestiges Chacchoben is a great place for bird watching. You can find exotic birds like toucans. Its roads are full of beautiful trees like white cedars, mahogany, fig trees or sapodilla trees.

Coming from Mahahual, you can get to this Archaeological Site of Chacchoben in 50 minutes.

The biggest Mayan settlement in the south of Quintana Roo was Chacchoben, a region that is conformed with small villages that enjoyed its heyday in the year 300 b.C.

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When you visit the Archaeological zone of Chacchoben, you will be amazed by the Gran Basamento that is trapped in the jungle. We are talking about a staggered pyramid that used to work as a place for religious activities and public gatherings. One of the stairs allows the access to the basement where the Monumento 1 is located. Here you can see a sort of calendar in which the equinox and solstice are marked.

If you go south of this Archaeological Site you will find the Templo de las Vasijas. Here you can explore vestiges of structures in the residential zone with objects found there like plates, jugs and basin.

Besides these relics and archeological vestiges Chacchoben is a great place for bird watching. You can find exotic birds like toucans. Its roads are full of beautiful trees like white cedars, mahogany, fig trees or sapodilla trees.

Coming from Mahahual, you can get to this Archaeological Site of Chacchoben in 50 minutes.

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