CasaSandra Boutique Hotel - Holbox Island, Quintana Roo, 77730, Mexico

Forgotten ruins of Mexico

  • uxmal

There are nearly 1,000 archeological ruins across the Yucatan and most are located on private lands, with little chance for public viewing or preservation. Puuc was the ancient name of the kingdom that once covered the southern half of the Yucatan Peninsula. This is a special collection of lesser know sites (consider by many to be more beautiful than Chichen Itza) that are less crowded and much more accessible. The ruins found here tend to be less restored where one’s imagine can run wild and picture what it would have been like to stumble across a discovery like this hundreds of years ago.

There are the ceremonial caves at Loltún and the seventy water cisterns of Labná and beautiful private palaces at Kabah and the structures of the grand capital of Uxmal. A sound and light show at sunset enhance the drama of the ruins and make for a full day of immersion in the ancient world of the Maya. This is definitely not a day trip from Holbox, instead we suggest this as a supplement to an authentic experience in the Yucatan.

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