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I am Mexican and I have visited most of the ruins in Mexico. Off all the ones I have visited Yaxchilán is my favorite. It is a remote location, only accessible by boat. As you walk towards them in the middle of the jungle, all...More
A great place, but harder to reach. We took a 30 minute boat ride that was relatively uninteresting but very pleasant on a hot day. The site itself is not quite as grand as some others, but still worth visiting. Set squarely in the jungle,...More
Not the grandest of ancient Mayan cities but it was easily the most atmospheric we visited. There are ruins far more remote but require days to get there. Although it is pretty far from the main tourist track, it is reachable from Palenque, a three...More
BOAT PRICES! You shouldn’t have to pay any more than 900 for two or 1000 for four. We ended up paying for 900 for four people.
I stayed at Nueva Alianza and the front desk guy quoted me 1600 pesos for two people. 1600!! I...More
Yaxchilan is the coolest ruins site that I have visited, and I have been to many in Central America. We went to both Yaxchilan and Bonampak. Yaxchilan is mostly impressive in that it is unlike any other ruins experience you will have. First of all,...More
Access to this Mayan archaelogical site is via motorised canoe down the Usumacinta River from Frontera. A memorable ride in itself and the most wonderful way of reaching a very remote site. If there isn't as much to see as at some larger sites, the...More
Arqueological site where the only way to get there is by taking a boat in the river Usumacinta and it is a 30min. ride and it is beautiful and also you can see the howler monkeys , spider monkeys, Toucan birds and parrots. Beautiful...More
Located just in the middle of dense tropical forest on the Usumacinta riverbank and accessed via the boad ride, this site provides a unique sense of being in a real expedition. Just like the first explorers, you may see the hidden treasures of ancient Mayan...More
Astonishing mind blowing mysterious Mayan archaeological site.
The area where it is located is like an omega shape created by the Usumacinta river. This keeps it isolated and basically untouched, the jungle feels almost intact and wild. You can only arrive by embarking on a...More
Getting to Yaxchilan requires driving for about 2.5 hours to Frontera Corozal and taking a boat trip up the Usumacinta river for another 45 minutes or so. It's logical to combine the trip with a visit to the Bonampak ruins on the way back which...More
Safety was my main concern too. But you are talking completely different areas of the country here. Villahermosa is a large city and is as safe/unsafe as a Mexican city may be. Palenque is a tourist destination... More
Safety was my main concern too. But you are talking completely different areas of the country here. Villahermosa is a large city and is as safe/unsafe as a Mexican city may be. Palenque is a tourist destination, seems to be safe. We stayed there for two nights. The Bonampak site is handled by the Lacandon Indians, it's fine during the day. Frontera Corozal looks like a safe place. We had a lunch there and took a boats to Yaxchilan. I don't know how it's after dark though. As for the crocs they are huge. We saw a number of them on the river bank. I am not sure how far inland they can travel, if at all, but a prospect of spending a night next to them wouldn't strike my fancy.