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La Campana

Manzanillo, Mexico
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Ranked #17 of 17 Attractions in Manzanillo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
78 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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Saint Eustache, Quebec
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

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

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