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Bocana del Rio Copalita Archaeological Zone

Blvd. Benito Juarez, near Playa La Bocana and the Copalita River, Huatulco, Mexico
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Ruins and walk to overlook

Stopped here as part of a cruise tour. It was a good hike up to the overlook which has great views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirk H
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
A great morning

The pathways through the trees lead you to the excavations with signs explaining each rocky mound... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry E
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Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Average9%
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“the river” (9 reviews)
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Blvd. Benito Juarez, near Playa La Bocana and the Copalita River, Huatulco, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here as part of a cruise tour. It was a good hike up to the overlook which has great views of the ocean and beach. Walking back down was difficult as the walkway steps are on a slant - awkward. The limited ruins were...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pathways through the trees lead you to the excavations with signs explaining each rocky mound. Along the pathways the descriptions are in English as well as spanish but inside the museum is Spanish only. If you are a person needing the details and not...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Copalita site now has been set up for visitors—shady mostly paved pathways, and an interesting museum. At a stop by a lake everyone was fascinated with the iguanas and duck-billed herons. Our guide, Mario, had a birding scope which added to his thorough knowledge...More

Thank TravelTipLady
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Eco-Archaeological Copalita Park is excellent. The small museum is informative and sophisticated. The paths are well developed and maintained. The ruins are in early stages of being excavated and preserved, so it is special to stroll through the tropical jungle and wetland with a...More

2  Thank thejfk0
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have been coming to Huatulco for many years. The first time I was there was in 1976... To reach it it took me over 4 hours by dirt road from the last paved road in Pochutla. Just a little fishing village on one of...More

2  Thank P30
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Would recommend this to anyone visiting Huatulco. Took bug repellent after reading other reviews but didn't come across any. Must depend on the time of year. Beautiful view from the top of the trail, definitely take a camera. No problem in flip-flops. Maybe difficult to...More

2  Thank berniepepper
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's a small site only 3 temples and one was closed at the beginning is a new museum some interesting artefacts but only written in Spanish. But along the trail is translated in English for some back ground on this old site. Then the view...More

3  Thank romanylucy3
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We visited the site in late September 2016 and for a site that is still work in progress, I thought it was very interesting. It was still in the morning that we visited and the temperature and humidity were comfortable. Our tour guide was very...More

1  Thank Gene C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We came here March 2016. Great way to spend a morning! As usual for Huatulco, very, very hot and unforgiving sun, so I would suggest an earlier visit rather than mid day. Super cheap to get in, handed a map and sent off on our...More

Thank Jennew82
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The paths provide a nice walk with some pretty plants. On the archaeological side, I was disappointed. There are only a couple of stacked stone structures and workers were creating other stacked stone areas while we were there. It all seemed staged.

2  Thank Kathy R
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