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Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala
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“mayan ruins” (36 reviews)
“worth a stop” (3 reviews)
Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was worth the long bus ride from our cruise ship. These ruins are from the late post-classic period - the city was burned by the Spanish in the 1520s and has suffered from earthquakes since then, so you won't see the towering pyramids that...More

Thank graceb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to Panajachel. It's not a large ruin site, but it's well maintained and includes a museum. Worth the stop if you are going to Atitlan.

Thank Luisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in ancient cultures you will will want to spend days and weeks here. They stopped excavation in about 1974 so much is still left to your very competent guide for explanation The place is so clean and the air is so...More

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient Mayan city, has been excavated and now turned into a park. It is very beautiful, however the ruins have been badly desecrated graffiti by and modern etchings. In spite of an admission charge, the ruins are not guarded or protected. Even the signage...More

Thank DudesAdrift
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's worth the Q100 to hire a guide here. Enjoyed a morning of exploring the ruins. There was a ceremony going on that we were able to watch. All in all well worth the visit!

1  Thank windchimes512
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We visited Iximche on a Monday morning, arrived about 10:30am and pretty much had the place to ourselves. There is a 50Q admission (about $7). There is a small museum near the entrance and restrooms and concession stand nearby. The grounds are absolutely spotless. Not...More

1  Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A nice place to visit, not so touristic but full of local people which is always nice to see. We arrived shortly before closing time ( closes at 4h00 pm) and the caretaker was not so keen into letting us linger much longer, a pity...More

1  Thank AnneMarieFrance58
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Iximche is a wonderful side-stop between Antigua and Lake Atitlan. A quick walk-through can be done in an hour while a more in-depth explanation of the site can take 2 hours or more. We were on a tight time schedule, so we had to walk...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not a lot of ruins and a weak museum. Worth it if you have a lot of spare time otherwise skip it for more vibrant places

Thank svenille
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've visited Iximche about a dozen times now, both with my family and with tour groups. While it's not nearly as impressive as Tikal, it's a good way to check out the history of the Mayan people. Unfortunately, in recent months, many of the signs...More

Thank ExpatAntigua
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Kate C
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Response from svenille | Reviewed this property |
many of the hotels are rentable for 1 hour and are catered to secrecy with hidden car parking. They can be very inexpensive and will take people in for a whole night. We stayed accidently and I wouldn't do it again.
23 March 2016|
Response from dick f | Reviewed this property |
we visited Iximche with our own guide/driver on the way from Antigua to Lake Attitlan, so we did not experience the public transport ourselves. The road to Iximche is very good however and the place itself is just 10... More