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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

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Address: La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Very interesting museum & archaelogical dig

The museum was very interesting, Signage was in Spanish but the guide spoke English well enough to follow along. Amazing historical information. The pyramid was unlike any... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Suiggins
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British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was very interesting, Signage was in Spanish but the guide spoke English well enough to follow along. Amazing historical information. The pyramid was unlike any other we have seen, it was made from clay. There is a 20 pesos donation to go into the museum, but it is well worth donating much more. The villagers pay for everything... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was so hot! The museum was okay, but not outstanding. The site itself was a disappointment as there was only about 1/4 of the site dug. Steps to the top led to what could only be described as a dirt field.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 30 minutes drive south of Zihuatanejo lies one of the newest finds of early civilisation in Mexico. Buried by a tsunami around 1350, the site was not explored until early in the 21st century when satellite ground scanning located the original area of about 29 hectares. The site is till a "work in progress" with the all court and... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled to many parts of Mexico and always try to take a tour to learn more about Mexican history. This tour was the best we have taken. Juan was our tour guide, he was so knowledgeable, we learnt more in one day, about Mexican history, culture and life in general than we had in all our other tours.... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the ruins on a day trip. Our guide, Antonio, was very knowledgeable. We got blessed by the aztec dancer...very neat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful tour, well worth doing. we did it with Manuel at Xperience Ixtapa he was an excellent tour guide and very conciensious.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip - Wear a hat and decent shoes. Take water if it is not provided on a tour, and $ to tip the dancer and your guides. Depending where you are staying it can be at least a half day visit. Very interesting - the museum is well done, guide was well versed and gave lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very lovely just over a half day expedition. The museum was much more interesting due to the fact that we had a guide who could talk about each artifact at length. Then at the site where the ruins were, we made an unusual encounter with locals who showed us their customs and dances. Our lunch was included in our... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting archeological site. Over the years the ball court and pyramid have been excavated to reveal their history. There is a very good museum showing artifacts. It would be better if the signage was in English as well as Spanish as so many English speaking people go there. Lots of informed guides to show you around and explain the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another relatively new development by the Mexican government, La Chole pyramid helps history buffs realize the importance of the region's ancient trade routes and civiliziation.

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