Kinichná is a Mayan vestige that is part of Dzibanché, the most important city in the south of Quintana Roo. They are only 2 kilometers 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 in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you like stones I recommend that you visit Kohunlich, Calakmul, Chicanná, Hormiguero, Balamkú, Becán. Travelers really enjoy this area.


Kinichna it was part of a pre-Hispanic settlement along 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

KinichnaDespite being a minor remnant, its beautiful acropolis is a great excuse to go. Its beauty lies in its symmetry that makes it majestic, a building that makes you turn around. You can go up to the upper level, where the views lead you towards Dzibanché.

Kinichna archeological zone
Kinichna ruins

Funeral offerings from two burials have been found inside the Kinichná acropolis. There are many looting and losses that ancient civilizations have suffered, the Mesoamerican ones alike. A market that moves a lot of money fed by the unlimited greed 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 is 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 Mayans represent on their buildings on dates such as solstices and equinoxes.

La archaeoastronomy es one of the spectacles that 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 such as Chichén Itzá, 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.

Meet Kinichná, the neighbor of Dzibanché 1

Kinichná, archaeological site

LOCATION: Kinichná(property-ná of the sunKinich) is located 81 kilometers northwest of the city of Chetumal, along 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: 60 mxn. 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, 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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