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Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins.

Near Chacchoben, Quintana Roo, México.
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Structure 24. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
NW Corner Of Structure 24, First Structure Seen Upon Entering The Site.
Temple 1 West Side, Looking East. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Temple One West Side, Looking East.

Chacchoben, Quintana Roo: Chacchoben in Mayan means "the Place of Red Corn", in Spanish you would say "Lugar de Maiz Colorado".

The Chacchoben archeological site is located about 3 km north-west of Lazaro Cardenas (directly on Hwy 293 to Merida, on the west side of the road, not in the village of Chacchoben for which the site is named. The Chacchoben archeological site GPS coordinates at the site entrance are at about: 19°2.978' N, 88°10.470' W. The back side of Temple One can be seen on the west side of Hwy 293 before entering the site if you are traveling from the South. See map of Chacchoben below.

When you arrive at the site entrance, Edificio 24 at the West Side of Plaza B is the first structure that you see. Even more impressive temples lay behind Edificio 24 in the Gran Basamento; the tallest one being Temple 1. As you walk through the ruins you will be surrounded by towering mahogany trees, enormous cohune palms, strangler figs and the hanging tentacles of banyan trees.

We had this beautiful site pretty much to ourselves on the day of our visit and as we were leaving the only visitors we met were a retired couple who had driven to Chacchoben from Utah. They had driven down to purchase a second home at Cancun and were touring the area.

We visited Chacchoben on February 6, 2004 at about 12:00 Noon.

The Chetumal International Airport (IATA: CTM, ICAO: MMCM) is an international airport located in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Chetumal. It's operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

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We wish to mention the "Costa Maya", a newely developed small tourist region in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This municipality is south of Cancún on the border with Belize. The area is generally undeveloped but has been growing rapidly after the construction of a large pier to accommodate cruise ships that are coming to the area. The Costa Maya includes two small villages - Mahahual and Xcalak and extends physically from Xcalak in the south to the southern border of the Sian Ka'an in the north, a distance of approximately 100 km.

Costa Maya's port also has a new and modern tourist shopping mall. The center has a central plaza with saltwater pools and "swim-up" style bars. There are several jewelery stores and many small shops selling ubiquitous souvenir items. It is generally open only to cruise ship passengers.

Costa Maya is the closest port to many of the lesser known Mayan ruins in the Yucatan including Chacchoben and Kohunlich. Several of the cruise lines are offering tours into these ruins. These sites are less excavated than the better known pyramids near Cancún.

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Chacchoben Route Map, Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Chacchoben Route Map, Red X Marks The Spot

Chacchoben Map. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Chacchoben Site Map Sign At The Entrance

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Las Vias Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Las Vias Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Structure 24 NW CornerStructure 24 South Side
Plaza B Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Plaza B Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza B StructuresPlaza B Structures
Plaza B Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Plaza B Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza B StructuresPlaza B Structures
Las Vias Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Las Vias Structures. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Las Vias StructuresLas Vias Structures
Structure 24. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Structure 24. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Structure 24 East SideStructure 24 East Side
Covered Structure
Structure 24. Original Construction. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Unexcavated. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Structure 24 Original ConstructionWest Side Of
Gran Basamento
Unexcavated
Gran Basamento. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Gran Basamento. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
NW Base Of The Gran Basamento
From NE Corner Of Gran Plaza
SW Base Of
The Gran Basamento
From SE Corner
Of Gran Plaza
Gran Basamento. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Gran Basamento. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
West Wall Of Gran BasamentoWest Wall Of Gran Basamento
Stele. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Gran Basamento Stairway. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Stele In Front Of
Gran Basamento
Gran Basamento
Steps To
Top Level
Las Vacijas Pyramid. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Las Vacijas Pyramid. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Las Vacijas Pyramid
Of The Gran Basamento
Las Vacijas Pyramid
Of The Gran Basamento
Las Vacijas Pyramid. Original Construction. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Las Vacijas Pyramid. Original Red Stucco Colors. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Las Vacijas Pyramid
Covered Original Construction
Las Vacijas Pyramid
Note Original Red Stucco Colors
Temple 1. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Temple 1. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Temple One West Side
From NW Corner
On The Gran Basamento
Temple One West Side
Looking East
Temple 1. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Temple 24. Chacchoben Archaeological Ruins. Quintana Roo, México Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Temple One West Side
From SW Corner
Temple 24 North side

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