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A Look at Antiquity!

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Zoraida J
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Tree of Life

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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Highway 200, Tapachula, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and unrestored pyramids, and platforms of up to 60 feet high and covered two square miles at its peak. It is here where the calendars and esoteric spiritual beliefs were developed and...More

Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was not on the itinerary and we had to settle for a field where various stelae were mounted in crude shelters. The stelae are remarkable relics of...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out of this with a guide to fill some Mayan culture and history.

Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began uncover the ruins. It is a smaller version of the larger Mayan rulings but all...More

2  Thank Norb W
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enrolled in this excursion while on our Panama cruise. The site was smaller than I had expected, since I hadn't ever been to one before. It was interesting but the heat of the sun had me seeking out the very limited shade available. I...More

1  Thank gsarahs
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Learn about the ancient Olmec culture and their influence on the Mayans and the famous calendar which is believed to have been created in this area. This is great to do with a guide who will explain the purpose of each of the ruins and...More

Thank RickandDoni
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a shore excursion from Puerto Chiapas. The cruise terminal offers tours by the tour guides of Puerto Chiapas for $45 usd. The Izapa ruins are part of that excursion. Our tour guide explained the ruins very well and I...More

3  Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We took in the ruins and the chocolate making demonstration in town on a half day tour. The ruins were modest but still impressive. The chocolate is quite different to what we are used to but very tasty indeed. There is not much else to...More

Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This site is the oldest in Mayan culture, theres a man that has knowledge about the steles mayas and the means and history about olmecas and mayas cultures, Abelino Becerra had studied about the cosmovision of the mayans who lived on this site.

Thank Gisel A
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I hired Cora Leslie a local guide and language teacher to take me around. Without Cora I wouldn't have had any idea what I was looking at. The ruins are closed on Tuesdays but Cora wrangled it so we got in and had the place...More

1  Thank norahlang
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jennytCairns
30 October 2016|
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Response from norahlang | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenny sorry if this reply is too late. I can recommend Cora Lesly. Her mobile is: +52 1 962 104 5499 Cora made my day outstanding.
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Ignacio S
4 September 2016|
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Response from amoralegria |
Tapachula is a city, the major one near Puerto Chiapas. Izapa is an archaeological site, one of the oldest Mayan sites, according to our guide.
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ninosSLC
18 September 2015|
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Response from KenandDoug | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you ask is it 'safe'. We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. And it's a great city, but things 'happen'. I hope you appreciate I'm being picky. Things happen in Vancouver, Seattle, Fort. Lauderdale, and even maybe Salt... More
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