Kinichná is a Mayan vestige that is part of Dzibanché, the most important city south of Quintana Roo. They are only 2 kilometers away from each other, with views of both that you will not want to miss.

This area adjacent to the state of Campeche, offers some of the most impressive Mayan cities of the Yucatan Peninsula. If you are leaving stones I recommend you visit Kohunlich, Calakmul, Chicanná, Hormiguero, Balamkú, Becán. Travelers enjoy this area very much.


Kinichna It was part of a pre-Hispanic settlement with Tutil, Lamay and Dzibanché, this being the most important nucleus. the vestiges of Lamay they are seen from the road between the two cities.

Today you can visit Kinichná and Dzibanché, which are located 2 kilometers from each other. From Dzibanché you can see the beautiful Acropolis of Kinichná emerging in the jungle.

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Kinichna ruins
Kinichná seen from Dzibanché

Kinichna, despite being a minor vestige, its beautiful acropolis is a great excuse to go. Its beauty lies in its symmetry that makes it majestic, a building that makes you flip. You can go up to the upper level, where the views lead you to Dzibanché.

Kinichna archeological zone
Kinichna ruins

Inside the Acropolis of Kinichná, funeral offerings of two burials have been found. There are many looting and losses suffered by ancient civilizations, the Mesoamerican alike. A market that moves a lot of money fueled by the greed without limit of the human being.

The majority of Mayan art can be seen in private and foreign collections, something that should be by moral right available to all audiences. These are traces of the History of Humanity, that of everyone, not that of a few. Of shame so much looting.


Kinichna it's a Mayan name means House of the Sun. The extraordinary ability of the Maya in the development of a very precise astronomical and calendrical knowledge, one of the great achievements of this civilization, is well known.

The ancient Mayan cities are built recreating their cosmological vision and the arrangement of the stars in the celestial vault. The Sun is the fundamental axis of this knowledge that the Maya represent about their buildings on dates such as solstices and equinoxes.

La archaeoastronomy es One of the shows we can observe in the Mayan world where beauty and knowledge come together to form a whole. If one day you have the opportunity go to cities like Chichen Itza, Mayapán, Dzibilchaltún or Edzná.

Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza
Game of shadows in the equinox of Chichen Itza

I hope you enjoy all the beauty of entering the Mayan world. The environment of Kinichná is another excuse, the walks through the ruins in the jungle I love.

Kinichná, archaeological site

LOCATION: Kinichná(casa-ná of the sunKinich) 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 on the road that goes to San Pedro Peralta and turn left at the indicated point.
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: 60 mxn. The entrance serves 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? To 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, sunscreen, closed shoes better and some water always goes well.

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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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