Dzibanché is one of the most important and spectacular Mayan settlements in southern Quintana Roo. In this most unexplored area we find some of the most interesting ancient Mayan cities.

In this southern zone of Quintana Roo and Campeche we found some of the most impressive pre-Hispanic settlements as Kohunlich, Becán, Calakmul, Chicanná, Hormiguero, Balamkú. A very varied and tasty menu.

Dzibanché It is without a doubt one of the great Mayan cities to visit in the state of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Archaeological site Dzibanché

Dzibanché together with Tutil, Lamay and Kinichná formed part of a pre-Hispanic settlement that encompassed its splendor in the classical period, from 300 to 900 d. C..

Solo Dzibanché y Kinichna They have been partially explored and can be visited, the ticket serves you both. Lamanay You can see it from the road.

dzibanche archeological zone
dzibanche ruins

Dzibanché is a Mayan word meaning "writing on wood" or "place where you write on wood”, Alluding to the wooden lintel that is still preserved in Building VI of the Dzibanché Group.

There are many treasures that have been found in Dzibanché, from offerings in burial chambers, some precious hieroglyphic steps, lintels with hieroglyphics, mortuary objects, remains of polychromies in bas-relief murals, pieces of jade.

A city with a lot of information to contribute to the Mayan world thanks to the quantity of graphic pieces and Mayan writings found. Footprints of our history, exciting.

Mayan lintels
Building VI or Temple of the Dintels, with its original lintel
dzibanche ruins
Kaan in Mayan means serpent in Spanish

With the new discoveries, the possibility that the Kaan lineage (from proto-maya KaaN meaning snake), one of the most illustrious surnames of the Mayan civilization, settled here between 450 and 620 AD, being Dzibanché the capital of the Kaan state during some period of time in the Early Classic, to then get to govern Calakmul, one of the largest Mayan cities of the Classic.

In mesoweb there is an interesting article on this subject of Kaan lineageIchkabal, is another settlement that is being investigated to shed more light on Kaan, and continue to trace the paths of the past.

how to get dzibanche

Walking quietly this great city of Dzibanché You will have the pleasure of discovering part of these treasures in an unforgettable journey through the Mayan world.

Only the presence of spider monkeys and some group of noisy tourists arriving from the cruise ships that disembark in Mahahual, can disturb the charm of knowing you only in places as magnificent as Dzibanché.

dzibanche archeological zone
dzibanche archeological zone

Dzibanché it is a fascinating place, an open book for lovers of this civilization. The architecture of the monumental squares where ceremonial and political events were held, are an impressive group of temples, pyramids and palaces that you walk through attractive paths that guide you through the city. Enjoy the place, just that.

Discover Dzibanché, the Mayan city of the Kaan 1 lineage

Dzibanxhé, archaeological site

LOCATION: Dzibanché is located at 81 kilometers northwest of the city of Chetumal, by the Federal Highway No. 186, Escárcega-Chetumal. You find the detour at kilometer 58, a deviation of 14 kilometers that leads to the town of Morocoy; from here two kilometers along the road that goes to San Pedro Peralta and turn left at the indicated point.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. They do not sell drinks or food inside. There are services at the entrance.
PRICE ENTRY: 60mxn. The ticket is used to visit Dzibanché and Kinichná. The Sundays the entrance of INAH is free for Mexicans and permanent residents. Access to archaeological zones is free every day to children under 13 years, students, teachers and senior citizens with valid credentials.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Until Morocoy public transport arrives, you can get there from Xpuhil or Chetumal. TO Xpuhil Public transport arrives from Escárcega (2 hours), Chetumal (1'40 "h) and Campeche (4'30" h).
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, closed and comfortable shoes to climb structures and protect yourself from insect bites, some water is always good.

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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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