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Dzibanche & Kohunlich Mayan ruins in southern Quintana Roo, Mexico

 

 

 

Dzibanche


If you like Mayan ruins, southern Quintana Roo has some of the best. Roughly 4 hours south of Tulum, down at the base of the Yucatan peninsula, are some fantastic archaeological sites.

Kohunlich


The ruins of Kohunlich and Dzibanche are a couple real gems. Completely surrounded by the lush foliage of the tropical jungle these time worn ruins have a mystical quality that is enhanced by a lack of tourists, who seldom venture this far south. For that reason they are frequented by all manner of tropical wildlife and exotic birds. On any given day, it's not unusual to find yourself alone to wander the maze of paths that lead to the different plazas.

 

 

 

These fifth century stucco masks below represent the rulers of Kohunlich.

 

Getting there


To reach Dzibanche take highway 307 (Cancun/ Tulum highway) approximately 3.5 hours south of Tulum to where 307 ends at the Chetumal/ Escarcega highway. Turn right. At kilometer 58 (sign for Dzibanche/ Morocoy) turn right again and drive 22 kilometers to the ruin site.

To reach Kohunlich continue past the turn for Dzibanche on the Chetumal/ Escarcega highway, and travel just 2 kilometers farther on, then turn left (at the sign for Kohunlich) and travel approximately 9.5 kilometers to the Kohunlich ruins.

In the neighboring state of Campeche


In the neighboring state of Campeche there are quite a few more archaeological sites including; Xpuhil, Chicanna, Becan, Rio Bec, Hormiguero and Calakmul. Most of these are turns off the Chetumal/ Escarcega highway, farther west across the Quintana Roo / Campeche State border. Some are located off road and are very difficult to get to. The best way to visit the area is to spend the night down in the Bacalar / Chetumal area.

 

 

 

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