One of the pure joys of travel in Mexico is experiencing the many archeology sites throughout the country. Climbing a pyramid or entering an underground cave or cenote is a once in a lifetime experience. But we warn you. Once you are hooked, you are hooked forever.

While southern Mexico and the Yucatan are brimming with ancient sites. check the map and the sire list below. You may find that there is an archeology site near to your travels.

We have created a wonderful website about Mexico Archeology chock full of pictures and information and if you are serious about this type of exploration, we suggest you begin your research here. Also note that we are developing a number of apps so you can read this information as you actually walk through a sight. The app becomes your on-site guide, informing you about each building and structure. Go Here to buy the apps.

Archeological Locations throughout Mexico


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Go visit Ancient Mexico here:

Atzompa (Oaxaca)

Balam Kú (Campeche)
Becán (Campeche)
Bonampak (Chiapas)

Calakmul (Campeche)
Cempoala (Veracruz)
Cenoté Dzitnup (Yucatan)
Chacchoben (Quintana Roo)
Chicanná (Campeche)
Chichén Itzá (Yucatan)
Chinkulti (Chiapas)
Cholula (Puebla)

Dainzú (Oaxaca)

Edzna (Campeche)
Ek’Balam (Yucatan)
El Tajin (Veracruz)
El Tigre (Campeche)

Kabah (Yucatan)
Kohunlich (Quintana Roo)

La Venta (Tabasco)

Labna (Campeche)

Lambityeco (Oaxaca)
Los Guachimontones (Jalisco)

Monte Albán (Oaxaca)

Mitla (Oaxaca)
Muyil (Chunyaxche) (Quintana Roo)

Palenque (Chiapas)

Quiahuizlan (Veracruz)

Sayil (Yucatan)

Tenam Puente (Chiapas)
Teotihuacan (Mexico)
Toniná (Chiapas)
Tulum (Quintana Roo)

Uxmal (Yucatan)

Valley of the Throat Cutters (Nayarit)

Xelha Mayan Ruins (Quintana Roo)
Xpuhil (Campeche)

Yugal (Oaxaca)

Yaxchilán (Chiapas)

Make sure you are prepared for your visit. Arrive early if possible to avoid midday heat and the dreaded tour busses with thousands of tourists!

Take sunscreen and bug spray. If it is during the summer or during hot days, be sure to bring water. Make sure you bring your camera and plenty of memory for the thousands of pictures you are likely to take!