Archaeological Sites


A Mayan city abandoned more than a millennium, now covered by tropical rain forest. Here you can see the best portraits of governors sculpted in stone.

The third largest archaeological site in Guatemala (after Tikal and El Mirador) awesome by the large number of structures close to each other, many of them built more than 15 centuries ago.

A seasonal island on Lake Yax-ha, used for 3 millennia as a royal cemetery. Finally six centuries ago settled there a group of mysterious Mayan structures built for a miniature dwarf.

The largest Mayan archaeological site of the classical period, with 4000 structures; one of them the highest of the ancient Americas. It was declared by UNESCO as cultural and natural heritage of humanity in 1979.

Archaeological site in the heart of the Mayan jungle, has the more representative observatory of the classical period. It was part of the first war of conquest in the Maya region.

Belice y México


Archaeological site located in San Ignacio Cayo, had its heyday in the classical period and was possibly the most important political center of the Mayan civilization in the present territory of Belize. The ancient name of the site in the Mayan language is Oxhuitzá.


The site's name comes from the Yucatec Maya language, and is a modern name; as given to many other archaeological sites in Mesoamerica. The old name remains unknown. It consists of a set of six plazas surrounded by more than twenty temples and palaces. The most emblematic temple of the archaeological site is El Castillo, which is the second highest building in Belize, after the Temple of El Caracol with a height of 40 meters.


Yaxchilan, which means "green stone" in Mayan, is known for its large number of architectural structures and inscriptions. There are texts anywhere: on stelae, altars, in the tops of the doors and lintels.

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