Costa Maya's Chacchoben Ruins

Chacchoben the land of the red corn

Nature, archeology and over 3000 years of Maya history

For many years Chacchoben, remained silent as evidence of the greatness of the most brilliant civilization of the new world, today Chacchoben has become the most visited ruins site in Costa Maya.

Explore Chacchoben's ritual heart, a space once reserved for elaborated ceremonies and now yours to discover. Experience the world of the ancient Maya and understand their vision of the universe while you enliven your senses with the sounds of nature.

Chacchoben Ruins Tours

Find out the advantages of touring with a native guide.
We have created Chacchoben ruins tours specially for cruise ship and hotel guests visiting Costa Maya. Tours to Chacchoben can be combined with other activities, our options include the spectacular Seven Color Lagoon or a delicious adventure at Chacchoben village

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Chacchoben Ruins Tour


Chacchoben Ruins Tour

History Sightseeing Jungle

A journey from the myth of creation through the collapse of the great Maya civilization.

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Mayan experience tour


Mayan Experience Tour

Educational Fun Cultural Experience Sightseeing

Experience the local culture first hand and see the world through the eyes of a Maya.

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Seven Color Lagoon


Chacchoben Extreme Tour

History Adventure Sightseeing Fun

Combine your Chacchoben Ruins Tour with a refreshing adventure at the Seven Color Lagoon.

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Las Vias Chacchoben Ruins

History what we know about Chacchoben

First human settlements in the area of Chacchoben have been dated at around 1000BC. By 360AD Chacchoben had become the largest community in the region of the lakes and consolidated as the most prestigious ceremonial center boasting Gran Basamento as its most important ritual plaza.

Today, Temple One, soaring above the canopy of the tropical forest, still expresses the glory of Chacchoben's ancient sophistication.

Chacchoben a place full of secrets

To this day, only a portion of the site is open to the public, many temples of Chacchoben are still in their natural condition covered with vegetation awaiting for their turn to be restored and reveal their secrets.

Chacchoben's surrounding jungle is characterized by many species of fauna such as, deer, peccary, armadillo, gray fox, spider monkey and howler monkey. Deeper into the jungle it's possible to find species like jaguar, ocelot, puma and tapir.

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Chacchoben Tours our options for an incredible visit

Chacchoben Ruins, is located 90 KM West of Costa Maya, that is only a 50 minute ride from the Costa Maya Port.

Our popular Chacchoben Ruins Tour can be combined with another activity to make the most out of your day. Our options include the Mayan Experience Tour, for an educational and fun adventure, or the Chacchoben Extreme Tour for a refreshing adventure in the crystal clear waters of the Seven Color Lagoon.