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Yaxha (Guatemala)

Practical information on Yaxha

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Lake
  • Archaeological Site
  • Place or Historical Monument
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1hr drive from Flores
When to go
The dry season's best - November to April
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Yaxha

Perrine J. Seasoned Traveller
27 written opinions

Tikal's once powerful sister city, Yaxhá is one of the most wild and best preserved sites in the tropical Petén region.

My suggestion:
Even though it's close to the site's entrance, I recommend you leave the huge Temple 216 to the end of your visit - the view from its peak across the jungle and Yaxhá Lagoon is mind-blowing.
My review

Situated on the road linking Flores with the Belizean border, I found that this less-frequented archaeological site had a wonderfully mysterious atmosphere, thanks to its calm and beautifully lush surroundings. It comprises of several buildings including big temples, superb pyramids and several carved stelae. This is one place I'd love to introduce to my friends and family! With binoculars in hand, I spent hours watching the howler monkeys that live in this part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

Even if I'm sometimes a bit dismissive of the Mayan sites that you'll see during a trip to Guatemala, I found that Yaxhá was worth its weight in gold. Situated at the end of little path, which looks like a cul-de-sac, the Maler pyramid complex and the walk down to the Yaxhá Lagoon are well worth the detour.

Tours and travel ideas Yaxha

  • Highlights
Highlights Of Guatemala
Length 8 days Approx. $1,830
  • Adventure
The Mayan Nature Tour
Length 15 days Approx. $3,150
  • Highlights
Mayan Classic and Beach Escape
Length 15 days Approx. $3,650
  • Boutique travel
Mayan Honeymoon - History, Hiking, And Island Paradise 
Length 15 days Approx. $3,610
Multi-destination tour
  • Highlights
Central American Discovery Trip
Length 16 days Approx. $3,880
  • Off the beaten track
Guatemala's Archaeological Sites
Length 15 days Approx. $4,260
  • Off the beaten track
Mayan Treasures
Length 11 days Approx. $2,330
Multi-destination tour
  • Highlights
Guatemala And Belize Adventure
Length 14 days Approx. $3,110
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