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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
National Park, Peten, Guatemala
+502 5755 4380
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All reviews howler monkeys mayan site fewer tourists day trip visited tikal dirt road worth the effort much quieter amazing sunset worth the trip worth the climb great site large site national park entire park great guide jungle canopy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been staying with our grown-up daughter in nearby El Remate. The Posada del Cerro lodge there is affordable and well run. We opted for a private minibus to Yaxha which took only an hour. The last part over bad unpaved road. Back to...More

Thank BenoitV519
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Outstanding ruins and the best part about it; you can climb and explore them with no one around! If you have time walk down to walk down to the lake you can get some great pictures. Make sure when you climb the temples you give...More

Thank peter f
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Yaxha after going to Tikal both with Oliverio Mateo - what a great guide definitely recommend. While the journey is tortuous over a bone shaking unmade road the actual site is fantastic. It’s much quieter then Tikal ....seems much more peaceful but also...More

Thank 196nikkiw
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Left Flores at 8 and drove 90 minutes. The last 10km a bit rough but nothing difficult...even if it rained I dont see a problem. It takes about 3 hours to see it all , assuming a pleasant stroll and no rush .Plenty of monkeys...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

We loved visiting Yaxha, because unlike it's more famous neighbor, Tikal, fewer tourists venture here because it is harder to reach. But it is totally worth the trip. The temples and landscape were just as impressive as Tikal, but this site is also built around...More

Thank Haley R
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Yaxha before Tikal and after the visit I felt it's not worthy the long trip to reach the complex for what you see inside. 2h from Tikal or 2.5h from Flores - last 45minutes in a not-paved bumpy road. Much smaller than Tikal,...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

These ruins are quite expansive so I was surprised there were so few tourists. You need say 2.5 - 3.5 hours in total here, depending on how many ruins you want to freely climb and how long you want to take in the views from...More

Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Yaxha is less grand than Tikal but in some ways more beautiful. It is tucked more in the trees and surrounded by beautiful paths. We climbed one temple, then walked along the path to the acropolis—and a place with a carved mask. We saw 3...More

Thank NCSue67
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I really enjoyed the peace and serenity of Yaxha. There were times I was "alone" and loved it. Very natural, much smaller than Tikal (but less people) but the views of the water are magical. The park staff were helpful and were good about directing...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 29 March 2018

As others have noted Yaxha is an excellent complement to Tikal. The site is more recently excavated and attracts far fewer tourists than Tikal, partly because of the awful 10 mile dirt and stone road you need to traverse to get there. We had a...More

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30 November 2017|
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Response from Cooperj1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kurtis, There were only a handful of folks there so basically no parking issues. I do not know the cost as I hired a guide and driver. As for safety I never felt or noticed anything that would make me feel unsafe. If... More
10 June 2017|
Response from Dunn45 | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend Las Lagunas.