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Low profile archeological site in Colima

Worth seeking out if you are into Mayan ruins. Badly signposted and not at all obvious - just use... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Robert T
Mexico City, Mexico
Very interesting

We really liked this area. Found it interesting and awe inspiring. They have only excavated a small... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Harbor, Oregon
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A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.
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Manzanillo, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Worth seeking out if you are into Mayan ruins. Badly signposted and not at all obvious - just use Google maps and GPS. A nominal entrance fee gets you parking and the run of the place which is, if not Teotihucan, still impressive in its...More

2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We really liked this area. Found it interesting and awe inspiring. They have only excavated a small area so for but what there is so cool. I saw other reviews talking about being hounded by vendors at the venue but there were none there at...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We have been to Colima many times over the years and had never visited La Campana. What a nice surprise! A easy walk around the grounds. Last year we went to Teotihuacan outside of Mexico city and my wife due to sore knees was unable...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

A smaller set of Mayan ruins, with a small pyramid and a grave area amongst the other stone walls. Worth a visit if you are in the area, this sort of history is becoming more rare all the time.

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

La Campana taken on its own is a decent archaeological site. However compared to the richness of Mexican sites located in this part of Mexico it is second fiddle at best. Guachimontones outside Guadalajara and Tzintuntzan in Michoacan are much better sites albeit of different...More

1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This was a long bus ride to explore the La Campana pyramids.  These are not patricianly tall like the classic ones, but still very interesting. The tour also included a visit to an old church and a traditional Mexican lunch complete with mariachi music. And...More

4  Thank purpletravler
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is an impressive site. Apparently, the excavations are proceeding slowly but even now there is plenty to see and wonder at.

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Was quite surprised to find such well preserved ruins in Colima. Easy access and made for a great day trip.

3  Thank SJCPat
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is actually just outside of Colima, capital city of the state of Colima, in the suburb called "Villa de Alvarez". I did not encounter anything called "Campana" in the Manzanillo area. My husband and I went to see this Archeological site in mid-April/2015. We...More

7  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I have been to Cancun, and Chichen itza, compare with them, the La Campana is boring. There are a few pyramids on both size of road, and all made with same size round stone. If you been to other mexican Maya Ruins, you can pass...More

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David W
5 December 2015|
Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
La Campana is in a suburb of Colima, Colima. Which cruise port are you talking about? From the port of Manzanillo, Colima it is 1 1/2 hours of driving but I don't think the cruise ships stop in Manzanillo anymore. From the... More