KOHUNLICH IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN MEXICO! – These are the words we hear
from our guests who visit this spectacular Mayan site. The ruins of Kohunlich are exceptionally well
preserved and maintained, and now can be easily visited from any cruise ship that stops in Costa Maya.
This Mayan city is set in the jungle hills near the border of Belize, and has a known
history of activity from about 200 b.c. to 1200 a.d. Its many constructions include an acropolis, a
palace, 3 public plazas, 3 residential areas, a ball court and three temples, the most famous of which
is the Temple of the Masks. This pyramid, built around 500 A.D, has a giant staircase flanked by six huge
stone masks, each representing a member of the ruling lineage of Kohunlich.
The masks of these old rulers face the sunset, and now look over a proud monument
to the once powerful Mayan culture. The plazas and structures below the masks are now home to towering
Corozo palm trees as well as a plethora of jungle wildlife, including jaguar, whitetail deer, raccoons, coatis,
hawks, and the colorful toucan.
Bring your swimsuit! On the way back, most people have time for a refreshing swim
in the natural freshwater Cenote Azul in Bacalar. A visit to Kohunlich only requires five hours,
so you may even have time to visit the old Spanish fort San Felipe on the shores of the ‘Lake of Seven Colors'.
If you are looking for a recommendation on how to spend a day in Costa Maya, this is it! You have
options and your driver is your guide.
- Traveler's insurance
- Cold Drinks
- Certified drivers
- Entrance to the park
- Multilingual guide
What to bring: A hat, camera, swimsuit and sun screen
Tour Length: 5.5 hours
Minimum number of persons: 6 (we will confirm your tour once we have collected enough bookings)