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Bocana del Rio Copalita Archaeological Zone

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amazing views, hot hike

We arrived mid day and paid 80 pesos each for entrance. It was a beautiful park with both english... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Maya V
Not many ruins, but nice natural views

Took a taxi here from La Crucecita (approx. 100 pesos each way) and toured the site on my own. In... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Manitoba, Canada
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Blvd. Benito Juarez, near Playa La Bocana and the Copalita River, Huatulco, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We arrived mid day and paid 80 pesos each for entrance. It was a beautiful park with both english and spanish placards (except for in the museum which is only spanish) and the hike was moderately difficult (made much more difficult by going in the...More

Thank Maya V
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Took a taxi here from La Crucecita (approx. 100 pesos each way) and toured the site on my own. In all, I was there about 2 hours. In hindsight, I could have benefitted from a tour guide, but I enjoyed the place nonetheless. The ruins...More

Thank msd204
Reviewed 23 January 2018

For those who have seen such impressive precolumbian sites such as Monte Alban, Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Palenque etc, the excavations at Cobalita will be rather anti climactic. It is a very small site with very few of of the structures excavated and restored. It is...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lots of 20-30 wild, black vultures were flying around the cliffs and tall old trees as we headed for the lookout. It was a hot, sunny day, and the ocean was reflecting the sun as a mirror. Huge rock formations were standing close to the...More

1  Thank Happike
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This site was a 40 minute walk from Secrets. We loved everything about it. They have a very nice museum ( could have used a english translation). The walk thru the site was entirely in shade. Make sure you finish at the highest point overlooking...More

1  Thank dickandjackie
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 3 December 2017

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

1  Thank Terry E
Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

1  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

3  Thank P30
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