Posts that share the Mayan Ruins keyword.

Top 10 non-fishing things to do at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 25, 2015

So if you know me, the first thing I would want to do on a trip to Xcalak, Mexico would be to go out fly fishing for permit. Now I know that not everyone that comes down here wants to do that, or has a spouse or family that...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Chacchoben Ruins

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 07, 2016

Overview

Chacchoben (Chalk-Choe Ben), was discovered by a Yucatec Mayan man named Serviliano Cohuo. in 1942. Serviliano built his home at the base of the Basamento and lived there as the honorary guard of the ruins...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Tulum Ruins1

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

After Chichen Itza, Tulum is probably the most visited ruin in the Yucatan. You will likely see 30-40 tour buses in the parking lot but it is a very large site and can handle the crowds. There is a large...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Coba

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Again not quite a day trip. This is a ruin that is just west of Tulum. So it is more of a stop on the way driving from Cancun, or on your way back. Coba has the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan. It is also...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Muyil

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

A bit of a misnomer as this is a ruin that is just south of Tulum. So it is more of a stop on the way driving from Cancun, or on your way back than a day trip. It is a smaller site. Compared to Tulum, or...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Dzibanche

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Dzibanche (jih-Bahn-chay), means “writing on wood”. It was so named because of the large wooden lintels that were found in one of the pyramids. Dzibanche was inhabited during the classic Mayan period, and...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Kohunlich

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Kohunlich (koh-Hoon-litch), is a Mayan derivation of Cohune Ridge. It was so named because of the Cohune palms that grew there. The original name of the site is unknown. The site was initially settled as...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Tour

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 06, 2017

Overview

This one is actually not a day-trip per se, but is something to consider on the drive down or back to Cancun if you have some extra time. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a huge protected area south of...

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