Archaeological sites


Yaxchilan is one of the great sites from the Classic Mayan period [250-900 AD]. Known for its numerous exceptionally fine engraved monuments, this site lies half hidden in the thick Jungle overgrown next to the Usumacinta River. The development of the city took place between 350 and 810 A.D.

Usually, the ruins of Yaxchilan are visited on a tour from Palenque, together with the ruins of Bonampak.