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“Great cultural experience for the family! ”
Review of Kohunlich

Ranked #42 of 527 things to do in Quintana Roo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ancient Mayan city was built around 500 AD and is famous for its Temple of the Masks.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We signed up for this excursion for our second excursion day while on Royal Caribbean Liberty if the Seas. We have a 10 and 12 year old, they weren’t particularly excited about learning on Spring Break but we wanted to show them some culture and we wanted to see it ourselves. It was a 2 hour drive one way from Port in Costa Maya to Kohunlich. Lisbeth was very knowledgeable and friendly and we enjoyed her a lot. BRING WATER it’s quite hot and there is a lot Of walking - sunscreen is a must. Luckily it was their dry season so we had no bugs! I never thought I would see these Ruins as I learned about them in school, and it was really great. We could walk up and down the stairs and really get close. Very cool!

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I came here on tour with out guide Pablo Acosta. If you come from the Costa Maya Pier on bus, it’s a 2 1/2 hr ride...but it’s well worth it. The location is beautiful, with many many many ruins to admire. Bring water and a camera and be ready to take lotttsss of pictures. We saw Monkeys and pretty birds also. If you want to book your tour with a trusted guide contact Pablo Acosta at pablo@ujajiltours.com

Thank Satihana
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit, can’t stress this enough - the ruins are breathtaking. Don’t eat the height to the top stop you from climbing up (just take it easy going up and back down).

I can’t stress this enough -one of the absolute wonders of the world (yes it’s a drive but you won’t be sorry once you get there)

Thank Northern_GA_Guy
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Kohunlich is a surprisingly large site. It has bas-reliefs, a few temples, a palace and a ball court. It’s only a short drive from Chetumal, and along the route for anyone driving along Highway 186 to go Calakmul, Becan, etc. The complex of structures can be leisurely visited in about an hour.

Thank JoeBenevides
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We chose to book an excursion through Holland America to Kohunlich, primarily because of distance, and time.
The excursion was exceptionally well organized, and the motor coach was comfortable; the guides were pretty good, but did say some things that were erroneous.. however... the ruins! After the 2+ hour drive we arrived at the entry to the ruins; because of the distance, this location is not overrun with visitors; there were 3 busses in total, one that arrived an hour before us, so there were perhaps 100 visitors roaming about at one time.
Picture an Indiana Jones scene!, lush jungle, monkies in the trees, and well excavated ruins. It was incredibly picturesque and peaceful. Unlike other ruins, you can still walk up the steps and see all aspects of these ruins. I think we spent an hour to an hour and a half there, and while the guide was leading the group, there were times that it was just my Husband I on a ruin. Tremendously beautiful, serene, and you can feel the history behind each structure.
At the temple, there are exquisite stone faced carvings that have been saved from erosion, and are covered to preserve. On this temple, especially if you walk behind the structure, the original red ‘paint’ is still clearly visible. The steps on this temple are tremendously steep, and there are guide ropes to assist..but you really do need to be aware of your abilities, and yes...someone fell, (unharmed), and another needed assistance getting down.
This site has paths, but its prinarily grass covered with some hills to walk, and definitely steps...it’s not overly strenuous, but not flat and smooth either.
An extraordinary site, and perhaps one of the best we’ve seen.

Thank JRHLansing_MI
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