Yax-Ha Archeological Site | Tourist Attraction

Guatemala

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209.0 masl
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Beautiful Mayan site deep in the Peten Jungle. See campground entry for road description, but recognize that tourist vans and regular SUVs do this every day.

The site rangers do an amazing job keeping all the paths clear for walking. Catching sunset over the Laguna Yax-Ha is a must-do. Clean and well-being marked bathrooms. You pay your entry fee at the main gate/military guard station and from there it is 2km drive to the site. Beautiful pyramids and open plazas, with enough canopy to make it feel mysterious and special. Lots of spider monkeys and howlers, and in am and evening, flocks of raucous parrots fly overhead. We arrived 8:30 am and had the ruins to ourselves for two hours before anyone else showed up. One of our favorite Mayan sites because of the vibe, if not the pyramids themselves, and we've seen most of the main ones in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

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we love this place. only 25% recovered and nicely restored. not very touristic compared to Tikal. We stayed for 3 days with the same ticket while camping for free. no extra tickets for sunset or sunrise. we had no problems coming (and leaving) here with a 6m sprinter, but don't know how it is in rainy saison.

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Wow it’s huge! Well it is maintained but do not wonder if some of the ruins are closed bc of the broken stairs or so- you can find(surely) the „back door“ (:

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Still 80 quetzal per person and it is definitely a beautiful site to visit. The camping is a jungle experience as well. The road is long with potholes but take it slow and enjoy the process as it is worth it!

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Amazing site! Entrance to the national park was 80Q per person and that includes the ruins and camping. Very well taken care of and just a great ambiance here. So surprising to us that more people don't come see it! The roads are rough to get here but doable and worth it. We watched the sunset from the top of the Templo Mayor (two tour buses brought people in just for that), but before that time, we spent about 2 hours exploring the site, which was home to so many howler and spider monkeys, birds, and pizotes, amongst other wildlife. A truly wonderful experience!

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Beautiful Mayan site deep in the Peten Jungle. See campground entry for road description, but recognize that tourist vans and regular SUVs do this every day.

The site rangers do an amazing job keeping all the paths clear for walking. Catching sunset over the Laguna Yax-Ha is a must-do. Clean and well-being marked bathrooms. You pay your entry fee at the main gate/military guard station and from there it is 2km drive to the site. Beautiful pyramids and open plazas, with enough canopy to make it feel mysterious and special. Lots of spider monkeys and howlers, and in am and evening, flocks of raucous parrots fly overhead. We arrived 8:30 am and had the ruins to ourselves for two hours before anyone else showed up. One of our favorite Mayan sites because of the vibe, if not the pyramids themselves, and we've seen most of the main ones in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

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