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A Pleasant Surprise

We spent one day in Tikal which is a much larger site, but this archeological site is more remote... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Well worth it

A nice two hours away from the beaten path. Normally a fraction of Peten visitors venture to Yaxha... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We spent one day in Tikal which is a much larger site, but this archeological site is more remote and smaller but really interesting. We approached it by boat across a lake that has alligators or crocs in it so we were glad that we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A nice two hours away from the beaten path. Normally a fraction of Peten visitors venture to Yaxha and only a fraction of this fraction will further explore Topoxte. The ruins are small but the journey to the small islet is much fun thanks to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Located at the edge of Laguna Yaxhá near the Yaxhá Maya ruins site, this island archaeological site is accessible by a brief boat ride into a desolate jungle setting. Few visitors invade the domain of howler monkeys and spirited spider monkeys. Few resources have been...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Accessible by boat, the site is interesting and worth visiting. Only a small part has been restored and they are working on it. The stele are beautiful and the local wildlife contributes to the enjoyment of the area.

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank Marefrequentguest
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Worth linking this in with Yaxha, it takes about 2 hours including a great boat journey to get to the site. The ruins are quiet small but different to other nearby sites. The birding was brilliant with views of osprey and 3 different types of...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank j w
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Pleasant 15 minute boat ride to view a few temples. Remoteness is definitely part of the attraction. Howler monkeys were the only other "visitors" when we were there. Bring mosquito repellent!

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank HappyCanadian13
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Boat Ride was Fun..Saw an Alligator, Mayan Ruins. Was on the way to Yaxha. Amazing butterflies near the boat launch!

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Caren_H
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Great boat ride to island, not as much to see, but beautiful hike to the ruins where the Royals of the Mayan community lived during the drier season when they could easily travel without boat to the area.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank dawnedwardsVentura
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