Chinkultic is from the ancient Mayan cities of Chiapas that go unnoticed, but if you know someone who was surely recommended to you. When something is like that, go to that place.

The ancient Mayan city of Chinkultic, stepped wells In Maya, climb a hill to the Mirador. At the top is the Acropolis. From here we will have one of the best views of the Montebello Lagoons.

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Chinkultic archaeological site

It was undoubtedly dominating the heights in its heyday and one of the cities of the Mayan Lowlands that was later uninhabited, around 1200 AD.

Most cities in this area collapse on the 900 AD, which is known as the Mayan collapse, which occurs in the classical period (250 AD to 900 AD).

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The great beauty of this place is the determination of the human being to build in certain places avoiding the difficulties, accommodating the architecture and its resources to the terrain. This beautiful Mayan city It is the result of this human endeavor.

At his feet we will see the Blue Cenote, where offerings and evidences of human sacrifices were found.

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This city of Chincultik It is a perfect detour on your visit to the Montebello Lagoons. There are not many travelers who come here. Organized excursions leaving Comitán and San Cristóbal de las Casas do not usually stop.

Not for nothing, they simply all offer the same products, they have the time counted and nobody leaves the marked roads. If you are one of those who leave, you give yourself something good.

Chinkultic scale, the best views of Montebello Lagoons 1

Chinkultic, archaeological site

LOCATION: Chinkultic is located in the municipality of La Trinitaria, 62 km from Comitán de Domínguez.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES:Open from 8 to 17 daily hours. They do not sell drinks or food inside. There are services at the entrance.
PRICE ENTRY:35 pesos. On Sundays the entrance of the INAH is free for Mexicans and permanent residents. Access to archaeological sites is free every day for children under 13 years, students, teachers and senior citizens with valid credentials.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? The groups leave from the main avenue of Comitan towards Lagunas Montebello. You must get off at the junction of Ejido Miguel Hidalgo and walk about two kilometers to the Chinkultic site. If you come from the other direction, the same, get off at the Ejido cruise.
WHAT TO BRING?Light and light clothes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, closed shoes that will help you climb and some water for the hard costs.
ACCOMMODATION: close to Chinkultic there is a Ecotourism Center.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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