Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Address:Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

About Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins is situated on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico which is around 184 miles south of Cancun. Chacchoben also called the Mayan ruins, means “place of the red corn”. In the bygone times, it was a practice to paint the stucco pyramid walls and murals on the wall of the temple red and they are still painted in original red color.

The Chacchoben Mayan Ruins were one of the main Mayan settlements in the Mexican area Costa Maya, back in 200 B.C. For many years, only the local Mayan farmers were aware of the remains of Chacchoben and they named the area Chacchoben which means “red corn”. Presently, Chacchoben is the most visited ruins site in Costa Maya.

There are easy and manicured pathways for all age groups in the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. This place is easily accessible in the Mayan Ruin site due to its layout and proximity to the port as it is located at a forty minutes drive from the port.

Chacchoben encompasses a soothing park-like atmosphere. It is calm and filled with beautiful Mahogony trees and palms. If you climb some of these ruins, you get to envision the beautiful view of surrounding nature and the entire historical area. Spider, monkeys, deer, armadillos and peccary also inhibit this place so you need to watch out to stay safe. If you go deeper into the jungle, there is a possibility that you may find species of ocelot, jaguar, tapir and puma.

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