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Izapa Ruins

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Address: Highway 200, Tapachula, Mexico

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A Very well preserveded Mayan Ruin

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began uncover the ruins. It is a smaller version of the larger Mayan rulings but all the essentials items were present, with the pyramid, and the ball court and other buildings.... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enrolled in this excursion while on our Panama cruise. The site was smaller than I had expected, since I hadn't ever been to one before. It was interesting but the heat of the sun had me seeking out the very limited shade available. I stayed in the bus when we went to the chocolate making demonstration, since I made... More 

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Sooke, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Learn about the ancient Olmec culture and their influence on the Mayans and the famous calendar which is believed to have been created in this area. This is great to do with a guide who will explain the purpose of each of the ruins and the civilization.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a shore excursion from Puerto Chiapas. The cruise terminal offers tours by the tour guides of Puerto Chiapas for $45 usd. The Izapa ruins are part of that excursion. Our tour guide explained the ruins very well and I recommend using a tour guide to understand what you are seeing. These ruins are from... More 

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Buddina, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We took in the ruins and the chocolate making demonstration in town on a half day tour. The ruins were modest but still impressive. The chocolate is quite different to what we are used to but very tasty indeed. There is not much else to see in this area.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This site is the oldest in Mayan culture, theres a man that has knowledge about the steles mayas and the means and history about olmecas and mayas cultures, Abelino Becerra had studied about the cosmovision of the mayans who lived on this site.

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I hired Cora Leslie a local guide and language teacher to take me around. Without Cora I wouldn't have had any idea what I was looking at. The ruins are closed on Tuesdays but Cora wrangled it so we got in and had the place to ourselves. You can reach Cora on WhatsApp or mobile phone telephone +521 9621045499

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Germantown, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Fascinating place.This site is mostly not excavated. It hasn't had any major excavations for several decades. Our guide was most knowledgeable and gave us a historical time table of the area and it significance. The is an exceptional place to visit.It is very casual so you can go at your own pace and revisit some of the art facts as... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We didn't come to these ruins but there is nowhere I can leave a review for the town of Tapachula . Everything is in Mexican currency so don't think it's in US $. You need to change your money as nowhere seemed to accept US$. I got by because I speak some Spanish, but if you don't you may find... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Was lucky to be there when there wasn't a cruise ship in town. Very casual place with lots of information. We weren't hounded by guides as at some other ruins. Be sure to go to all of the sites, they are spread out over a few miles on both sides of the road.

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