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Address: Peten, Guatemala

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Incredibly dense rain forest that has swallowed up a major Mayan city that was a rival to Yaxilan and others for the Uscaminta River trade route. Romantic, spectacular vistas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Incredibly dense rain forest that has swallowed up a major Mayan city that was a rival to Yaxilan and others for the Uscaminta River trade route. Romantic, spectacular vistas, dark brooding ruins, well worth the 4 hour trip each way from the Mexican border. On the way we saw lots of jungle wildlife including howler monkeys, crocodiles, many different kinds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

We accessed this site from Frontera Corozal, Mexico - by taking a 4 hour boat ride down the Usumacinta River (which is the border between Mexico & Guatemala). It should be noted that it's closer to a six hour ride back (against the current). This includes two stretches of rapids (where we had to stop and bail the water out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

There's basically 2 ways to get to the site. One is by lancha from Frontera Corozal in Mexico and the other is by horse from the Guatemala side of the border. I've only went there once by lancha. The site is nice to visit but does not have a lot of standing structures to see. One thing there which is... More 

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