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Address: , Manzanillo, Mexico
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Description: A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.

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Ruins of what used to be a large village as it spans the size of over 3x6 football fields in size

This is actually just outside of Colima, capital city of the state of Colima, in the suburb called "Villa de Alvarez". I did not encounter anything called "Campana" in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Suzanne L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is actually just outside of Colima, capital city of the state of Colima, in the suburb called "Villa de Alvarez". I did not encounter anything called "Campana" in the Manzanillo area. My husband and I went to see this Archeological site in mid-April/2015. We found it strangely deserted as we saw only one other person visiting at the same... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been to Cancun, and Chichen itza, compare with them, the La Campana is boring. There are a few pyramids on both size of road, and all made with same size round stone. If you been to other mexican Maya Ruins, you can pass this. but here is a good place to look out volcano on north when sunny... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This visit was part of our Colima State tour (DaniTours). The site is over 2000 years old. Inspiring!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We drove up the hill to visit the site. All gates but one were closed. We wanted to enter the site but where stopped by an offical. It was closed, we were not even allowed to take one picture. In our case, a two hour drive for nothing. Make sure to contact the organisation in Colima before you make your... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were nearing the end of a road trip, returning from Morelia, and were surprised that our guidebook had no recommendations for archaeological sites in Colima state. We found La Campana in a web search and were surprised that it was within the city limits of present day Colima, the state capitol (not in Manzanillo). The site has about a... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Take a cab. It's 15 minutes from any place in the city. We've been to Mexico City for the ruins and this doesn't compare. However, if you are in the area please visit. Even my 11 year old enjoyed. Not a suggested trip if coming from Manzanillo or Guadalajara. Would be long drive for a day trip.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I've visited La Campana several times over the years. The site is very interesting because it is huge - and they have only uncovered a small portion of it - and because it is constructed of smaller sized rocks cemented together, not giant blocks of stone as are many of the prehispanic ruins in Mexico. It surprised me that they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The tour was nice but stops were too short. Lunch was awesome.

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