Bonampak is located in the Lacandon Forest of the Chiapas and in the Lacanha River Valley. The main buildings were built along the top of a chain of hills that runs through the middle of the valley from the Cojolita Range to the side of the river. However, only the Grand Plaza cluster has been explored and is open to the public. This plaza is at the south end of Bonampak, where you can see the famous building with wall paintings.
Usually, the ruins of Bonampak are visited on a tour from Palenque, together with the ruins of Yaxchilan.