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Address: Manzanillo, Mexico

A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.

A 25,000-acre complex of stone pyramids on the northern edge of Colima.

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Slightly hidden away, important site

This is an impressive site. Apparently, the excavations are proceeding slowly but even now there is plenty to see and wonder at.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2015
David G
Boca Raton, Florida
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Melaque, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

La Campana taken on its own is a decent archaeological site. However compared to the richness of Mexican sites located in this part of Mexico it is second fiddle at best. Guachimontones outside Guadalajara and Tzintuntzan in Michoacan are much better sites albeit of different civilisations.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was a long bus ride to explore the La Campana pyramids.  These are not patricianly tall like the classic ones, but still very interesting. The tour also included a visit to an old church and a traditional Mexican lunch complete with mariachi music. And of course shopping. The bus ride was so long that we got back to the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This is an impressive site. Apparently, the excavations are proceeding slowly but even now there is plenty to see and wonder at.

1 Thank David G
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Was quite surprised to find such well preserved ruins in Colima. Easy access and made for a great day trip.

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Cuyutlan, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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