During your travels through Mexico and Central America, consider visiting these five grand Mayan pyramids, which are architectural and mystical marvels. Here we offer a quick look at them.
1. El Castillo Chichén Itzá, Mexico
This tour begins in Mexico with the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Cultural Heritage of Unesco. This city, or ceremonial center, is one of the main archeological sites in the Yucatan peninsula, and receives more foreign than Mexican visitors.
2. Xunantunich, Belice
A considerable part of the Mayan culture developed in Belize. Here you will encounter ruins that are still being excavated. Presently, 10 temples and trade centers have been discovered. Many of the buildings that make up this archaeological park date from the Classic Period, between the 3rd and 10th centuries AD.
Tikal is one of the Mayan civilization’s largest archaeological sites and urban centers. This park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is located in Petén. It takes more than one day to tour its spectacular temples, protected by the lush rainforest.
4. Copán, Honduras
Copan is located in western Honduras, near the border with Guatemala. It is one of the country’s most visited destinations and has temples, plazas, and ceremonial altars. It is believed to have once served as an administrative, cultural and religious center and was ruled by 16 kings between 300 and 900 CE. The nearest international airport is Ramón Villeda Morales airport in San Pedro Sula.
5. El Tazumal, El Salvador
This archeological site located in the heart of Chalchuapa is one of the roots of the Salvadoran people descending from the Maya, Nahuatl, and Toltec civilizations.
We are certain that visiting these interesting and mysterious Mayan pyramids will be a very gratifying experience. For any emergency that may come up during your travels, International Touristic Medical Service will be available to lend you a hand.