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Copalita Ecological Park & Ruins

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We loved this site. They are about 50% through the excavation but the visitor's center was a beautiful, modern structure with fantastic historical discoveries beautifully displayed. It was really worth it to have Eduardo as our guide. His English is fantastic and he seemed to...More

Thank Jeanne G
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This place was an absolute thrill for my wife and I. Even to us as we have also visited other archaeological sites near coast this is a really cool way to learn about mixtecan and zapotecan history. Aso there is a trully rewarding 1 mile...More

2  Thank JoseGerardo
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I visited this park while birding with ornitholgist guide Cornelio Ramos Gabriel. The ruins are fascinating, and you can see dozens of HUGE iguanas, Northern Pootoo birds, as well as Boat-billed Herons and Ringed Kingfishers. Really worth the visit!!

2  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Actually, the ruins is nothing special. But the wildlife is! During a one-hour daytime walk we have seen a lot of birds, lizards and four young armadillos! My wife was unable to resist touching two of them!

1  Thank vabasiuk
Reviewed 30 June 2018

very interesting to review the ecological ruins in the park. Great opportunity to see some area birds and other wildlife. bring water as it is can be very warm with some shade. easy access to the park from the main roads.

Thank Stuart71
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We took a cab from Secrets to the park, although it is within walking distance of the resort. When paying the park entry fee we were asked if we would like to hire a guide and we decided that it would be a good idea....More

4  Thank lmcarter252
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We walked 30 minutes from our resort and spent the morning wandering the park. We enjoyed seeing the artifacts in the museum and the uncovered sites. It in't as grand as the more well known ruins but it is still fascinating to see this work...More

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We booked with Parisio and would NOT recommend especially if you don't speak Spanish. Great place to visit.

Thank Marlene6615
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had such a great day checking this place out. As many have said, the ruins won't compare to others, but still pretty amazing to enjoy a day trip. The museum has some very cool artifacts. The paths are largely shaded for the most part,...More

3  Thank iwannabeer
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was a fun thing to do, although we went on a VERY hot day. Bring water, be prepared for the heat.

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17 August 2018|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the park to find out if they will be open on Jan. 1. Just send them an email. I am sure they have an email. As far as a taxi from the Huatulco ship terminal, it should only cost you like five dollars. It... More
William W
16 November 2017|
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If it's not too late for you and you've already been.. When I was there in February I took a taxi from the taxi stand in the town - very close to the dock - and he came back for me. Most of the drivers wanted more but I'd... More