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Interesting and very well maintained!

We chose this excursion during our Panama Canal cruise and felt it was very worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
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Moorpark, California
Nice history but not spectacular

Interesting piece of local history but a little underwhelming. well maintained and good signage on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pete C
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Adelaide, Australia
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“small site” (4 reviews)
“ball court” (3 reviews)
“tree of life” (2 reviews)
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Highway 200, Tapachula, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this excursion during our Panama Canal cruise and felt it was very worthwhile. Fortunately it wasn't hot that day. I always do my own research when we travel, so we left the group and toured the ruins on our own. We were impressed...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting piece of local history but a little underwhelming. well maintained and good signage on items of interest

Thank Pete C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I could not find any where else to do a write up...so I am putting it here. I came on a cruise ship HA Maasdam in April. It was quite HOT. All I did was walk to the little visitors center at the port. It...More

Thank alicerabbit
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Izapa (the place of the river of salt) was occupied from the middle prelatic thru the early postclassic (1500 BC to 1200 AD) reached it's peak between 850 and 150 BC. The site covers 1.4 square miles with over 160 structures, but most are not...More

Thank Phil1ip
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

if you being to other major Mayan ruins in the Yucatans, this place can be skipped. Not really much to see for casual tourists

Thank Ray L
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We did a quick tour of this small site along the roadway in Tapachula. It is easy to locate and see the site as the main road in the area goes right past...the site is out in the open and can be hot in the...More

1  Thank Takarehi
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and unrestored pyramids, and platforms of up to 60 feet high and covered two square miles at its peak. It is here where the calendars and esoteric spiritual beliefs were developed and...More

2  Thank Zoraida J
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was not on the itinerary and we had to settle for a field where various stelae were mounted in crude shelters. The stelae are remarkable relics of...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out of this with a guide to fill some Mayan culture and history.

1  Thank jayhawkbrian
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The ruins were discovered by the farmer owning the land. He began plowing his. Field to plant corm. When he discovered uncovered the ruins, he stopped the plowing and began uncover the ruins. It is a smaller version of the larger Mayan rulings but all...More

3  Thank Norb W
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jennytCairns
30 October 2016|
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Ignacio S
5 September 2016|
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Response from amoralegria |
Tapachula is a city, the major one near Puerto Chiapas. Izapa is an archaeological site, one of the oldest Mayan sites, according to our guide.
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19 September 2015|
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Hi, you ask is it 'safe'. We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. And it's a great city, but things 'happen'. I hope you appreciate I'm being picky. Things happen in Vancouver, Seattle, Fort. Lauderdale, and even maybe Salt... More
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