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Interesting but Small Ruins

We did a quick tour of this small site along the roadway in Tapachula. It is easy to locate and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mill Creek, Washington
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A Look at Antiquity!

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2017
Zoraida J
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Highway 200, Tapachula, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick tour of this small site along the roadway in Tapachula. It is easy to locate and see the site as the main road in the area goes right past...the site is out in the open and can be hot in the...More

Thank Takarehi
Reviewed May 19, 2017

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and unrestored pyramids, and platforms of up to 60 feet high and covered two square miles at its peak. It is here where the calendars and esoteric spiritual beliefs were developed and...More

1  Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was not on the itinerary and we had to settle for a field where various stelae were mounted in crude shelters. The stelae are remarkable relics of...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out of this with a guide to fill some Mayan culture and history.

Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began uncover the ruins. It is a smaller version of the larger Mayan rulings but all...More

2  Thank Norb W
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We enrolled in this excursion while on our Panama cruise. The site was smaller than I had expected, since I hadn't ever been to one before. It was interesting but the heat of the sun had me seeking out the very limited shade available. I...More

1  Thank gsarahs
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Learn about the ancient Olmec culture and their influence on the Mayans and the famous calendar which is believed to have been created in this area. This is great to do with a guide who will explain the purpose of each of the ruins and...More

Thank RickandDoni
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a shore excursion from Puerto Chiapas. The cruise terminal offers tours by the tour guides of Puerto Chiapas for $45 usd. The Izapa ruins are part of that excursion. Our tour guide explained the ruins very well and I...More

3  Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We took in the ruins and the chocolate making demonstration in town on a half day tour. The ruins were modest but still impressive. The chocolate is quite different to what we are used to but very tasty indeed. There is not much else to...More

Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This site is the oldest in Mayan culture, theres a man that has knowledge about the steles mayas and the means and history about olmecas and mayas cultures, Abelino Becerra had studied about the cosmovision of the mayans who lived on this site.

Thank Gisel A
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October 30, 2016|
Response from norahlang | Reviewed this property |
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September 4, 2016|
Response from amoralegria |
Tapachula is a city, the major one near Puerto Chiapas. Izapa is an archaeological site, one of the oldest Mayan sites, according to our guide.
September 18, 2015|
Response from KenandDoug | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you ask is it 'safe'. We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. And it's a great city, but things 'happen'. I hope you appreciate I'm being picky. Things happen in Vancouver, Seattle, Fort. Lauderdale, and even maybe Salt... More