X´cambó: a hidden world of jungle and archeologyXcambó (X’Cambó) is an archaeological site is located in the municipality of Dzemul in the Mexican state of Yucatan. It is considered by experts as one of the most extensive areas in peninsular coast and large buildings. It sits on the wet forest swamp, just 2 kilometers from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the north of the peninsula, about 40 km northeast of the city of Merida, the state capital.

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The Pre-Columbian city of Xcambo has been defined as a port that was important for business development and salt of his time, especially during the early classical period. At the site is a platform called the Temple of the Cross, stepped base with a cross on top. Also another base on top of which is the so-called Temple of Sacrifice and a number of graves were found with the discovery rich offerings in foreign ceramics (polychrome Guatemala and female figurines from Jaina Island).


Archeological site.


Entrance fee is 31 pesos (subject to change).

How to get there

From Merida: take the 261 highway to Progreso. A little after the track for rowing and canoe racing you’ll come to a junction. Turn right and continue on state highway 27 to Telchac Puerto. A little before arriving to Nuevo Yucatan and next to the Laguna Rosada you’ll see a turn-off for Xcambo. There’s no public transportation to Xcambo.


Open to the public every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

Suggestions and Information

To enjoy your visit to Xcambo to the fullest, follow these recommendations: Bring a hat and sunblock. Climbing the pyramids is permitted. This site is not very busy, so take as many pictures as you want without worrrying about someone walking through your shot. From the Pyramid of the Cross, from which you can see the ocean, you can leave a ribbon or bracelet on the cross on the top. There are no tour guides. Wear comfortable shoes so you can walk around without problems. Check the weather before you go so rain doesn’t ruin your visit. Don’t forget to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.

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