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La Campana

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Smaller Ruins but still decent

A smaller set of Mayan ruins, with a small pyramid and a grave area amongst the other stone walls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kwan_Nyom
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Sydney, Australia
An average site in a fun colonial city

La Campana taken on its own is a decent archaeological site. However compared to the richness of... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Daniel P
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Melaque, Mexico
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A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.
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Manzanillo, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A smaller set of Mayan ruins, with a small pyramid and a grave area amongst the other stone walls. Worth a visit if you are in the area, this sort of history is becoming more rare all the time.

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

La Campana taken on its own is a decent archaeological site. However compared to the richness of Mexican sites located in this part of Mexico it is second fiddle at best. Guachimontones outside Guadalajara and Tzintuntzan in Michoacan are much better sites albeit of different...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This was a long bus ride to explore the La Campana pyramids.  These are not patricianly tall like the classic ones, but still very interesting. The tour also included a visit to an old church and a traditional Mexican lunch complete with mariachi music. And...More

3  Thank purpletravler
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is an impressive site. Apparently, the excavations are proceeding slowly but even now there is plenty to see and wonder at.

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Was quite surprised to find such well preserved ruins in Colima. Easy access and made for a great day trip.

3  Thank SJCPat
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is actually just outside of Colima, capital city of the state of Colima, in the suburb called "Villa de Alvarez". I did not encounter anything called "Campana" in the Manzanillo area. My husband and I went to see this Archeological site in mid-April/2015. We...More

7  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I have been to Cancun, and Chichen itza, compare with them, the La Campana is boring. There are a few pyramids on both size of road, and all made with same size round stone. If you been to other mexican Maya Ruins, you can pass...More

Thank Kaili5
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This visit was part of our Colima State tour (DaniTours). The site is over 2000 years old. Inspiring!

Thank CharlieVVancouver
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We drove up the hill to visit the site. All gates but one were closed. We wanted to enter the site but where stopped by an offical. It was closed, we were not even allowed to take one picture. In our case, a two hour...More

Thank iBertus
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We were nearing the end of a road trip, returning from Morelia, and were surprised that our guidebook had no recommendations for archaeological sites in Colima state. We found La Campana in a web search and were surprised that it was within the city limits...More

4  Thank Richard289
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David W
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
La Campana is in a suburb of Colima, Colima. Which cruise port are you talking about? From the port of Manzanillo, Colima it is 1 1/2 hours of driving but I don't think the cruise ships stop in Manzanillo anymore. From the... More
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