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an interesting & historically significant site

Izapa (the place of the river of salt) was occupied from the middle prelatic thru the early... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
small mayan ruin without much to see

if you being to other major Mayan ruins in the Yucatans, this place can be skipped. Not really much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ray L
Los Angeles, California
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Highway 200, Tapachula, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Izapa (the place of the river of salt) was occupied from the middle prelatic thru the early postclassic (1500 BC to 1200 AD) reached it's peak between 850 and 150 BC. The site covers 1.4 square miles with over 160 structures, but most are not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you being to other major Mayan ruins in the Yucatans, this place can be skipped. Not really much to see for casual tourists

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We did a quick tour of this small site along the roadway in Tapachula. It is easy to locate and see the site as the main road in the area goes right past...the site is out in the open and can be hot in the...More

1  Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and unrestored pyramids, and platforms of up to 60 feet high and covered two square miles at its peak. It is here where the calendars and esoteric spiritual beliefs were developed and...More

2  Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was not on the itinerary and we had to settle for a field where various stelae were mounted in crude shelters. The stelae are remarkable relics of...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out of this with a guide to fill some Mayan culture and history.

1  Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began uncover the ruins. It is a smaller version of the larger Mayan rulings but all...More

3  Thank Norb W
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enrolled in this excursion while on our Panama cruise. The site was smaller than I had expected, since I hadn't ever been to one before. It was interesting but the heat of the sun had me seeking out the very limited shade available. I...More

1  Thank gsarahs
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Learn about the ancient Olmec culture and their influence on the Mayans and the famous calendar which is believed to have been created in this area. This is great to do with a guide who will explain the purpose of each of the ruins and...More

Thank RickandDoni
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a shore excursion from Puerto Chiapas. The cruise terminal offers tours by the tour guides of Puerto Chiapas for $45 usd. The Izapa ruins are part of that excursion. Our tour guide explained the ruins very well and I...More

4  Thank 2torontotraveller
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30 October 2016|
Response from norahlang | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenny sorry if this reply is too late. I can recommend Cora Lesly. Her mobile is: +52 1 962 104 5499 Cora made my day outstanding.
Ignacio S
5 September 2016|
Response from amoralegria |
Tapachula is a city, the major one near Puerto Chiapas. Izapa is an archaeological site, one of the oldest Mayan sites, according to our guide.
18 September 2015|
Response from KenandDoug | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you ask is it 'safe'. We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. And it's a great city, but things 'happen'. I hope you appreciate I'm being picky. Things happen in Vancouver, Seattle, Fort. Lauderdale, and even maybe Salt... More