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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

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Address: La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour
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We were able to take a private tour with our friends and spent the day visiting the ruins and museum. It is amazing what they have already discovered. There is so much more to dig... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to take a private tour with our friends and spent the day visiting the ruins and museum. It is amazing what they have already discovered. There is so much more to dig up but what we saw was worth the visit. This also gave us a chance to see some of the surrounding areas outside of Ixtapa... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leaving south of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo about 30 minutes, this attraction is a MUST..!! Even though there are other massive cities (Monte Alban..Tikal..etc.) of this incredible culture..... Xihuacan is just an example of the "RURAL" culture. Positioning themselves along running rivers and vaulted hillsides, these people were HAPPY...!!

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Washington State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interpretation was in Spanish, but it was well done, and had many fine artifacts. I recommend going to the museum before going out to the site to put everything in context. If you take the tour with Luis de la Maza, this will be part of it. Although it is not far from the main road, I think it... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is for those with a serious interest in things archeological .It is a rather new site so not much is excavated as yet . My 10 yr old Grand daughter was not impressed .

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip through Sunwing and it didn't disappoint. Our guide was the translator as the guide at the ruins only spoke Spanish but that didn't matter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived a guide for the site was there and ready to go. First we were cleansed with smoke by a man in costume. When you enter the first site there Is a ceremonial platform. the entire site was destroyed in approx. 610 C.E. by a tsunami. The site goes back to 3000 B.C.E. with 3 different cultures inhabiting... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is a good complement to the Xihuacan pyramid. It is small but has well chosen artifacts and exhibits. The pyramid itself is impressive in its bulk size and the ball court feels like the players could show up at any moment and you could be watching them perform.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

take the tour and ask to see the caves as well. it is a little bit of hiking but it is priceless . . .

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Our tour guide Tony was amazing and very knowledgeable about this site and so much more. He definitely made our experience that much better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This tour is for those inquisitive people who want to do something other than sit on a beach. Juan our tour guide picked us up. Not only was he full of information on the tour, he was able to provide lots of information to and from the site. The museum is very warm so be prepared. The areas outside of... More 

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