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“The splendid pre-columbian architecture that can be seen, make it one of the best secondary Mayan sites (the primary in the scale I use being Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Palenque in Mexico, Tikal in Guatemala and Copa...”
“The name Becan was bestowed on the site by archaeologists who rediscovered the site, meaning "ravine or canyon formed by water" in Yukatek Maya, after the site's most prominent and unusual feature, its surrounding...”
“Though we've been reading about the ancient Maya civilization for years, we still learned new things from Humberto, who was happy to share his knowledge of the sites, of the surrounding jungle, and his culture.”
“Knowing the way to the site is essential as mahogany logging is the local cash crop and the road branches off to logging areas way too often to be comfortable guessing which turn to take.”