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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Ixtapa
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Penticton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

See above. Only one downside - the museum is open air and gets very hot even in November. The signage is exclusively in Spanish (our guide was fluently bilingual so that helped a lot.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked a tour from our hotel. Juan Carlos picked us up and on the drive told us the story of the discovery of the site, it's history and the legends. When we arrived we were met by Francisco (mentioned in other reviews) and climbed the pyramid behind the museum with them to see the hieroglyphics, the rock that lines... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Ixtapa and because we are lovers of the Mayan Culture in the Yucatan Peninsula and have seen Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza we decided to visit the ruins at soledad de maciel near the village of La Chole. Getting there is a drive from Zihua, it takes about 50 minutes while you drive south... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Juan was our guide and Chico (Francisco) was also a good storyteller. Learned a great deal about culture and history. Ate at a really good roadside cafe.

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st.paul, minn.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It was interesting to see an archealogical site under development. We learned so much about the area. We hired a guide available at the door, for $5 /person.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had visited La Chole 5 years ago and there wasn't much to see, The pyrimid was discovered but not excavated yet. The ball court was partially unearthed and the museo had not been built. To get to the site I had to walk through high weeds and there were many mosquitos. I was amazed at the progress that had... More

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Zihuatanejo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You may have been to Yucatán or other Places with Pyramids, and you may say; seen one rock seen them all, but Not all civilizations were the same. Much History to find in Zihuatanejo that you may not have known it is not just a place for sun and fun.... Get a guided tour so you can get the most... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This place has exciting excavations. The Museum has some fabulous artifacts and history of this area south of Zihuatanejo. The Museum itself is a nicely designed new building which houses all of the well preserved artifacts. Beautiful historic objects! Expertly displayed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Our driver and guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and we all appreciated the tour. I would have liked it if he had brought a cooler with some water along because I forgot to take some. It is quite hot and that would have been a nice touch.

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carroll
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Glad we traveled to this site as we've visited other ruins but not any in this area. A very nice museum and our tour guide had such passion as he told of the discovery, the way of life, history and continued plans for development.

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