Join us on an exploration of the Costa Maya Mayan Ruins site of Chacchoben, one of the more recently discovered Mayan Sites in Costa Maya.
Learn about the advanced culture of the Mayans and see the Temples built hundreds of years ago including a delightful visit to the Costa Maya Butterfly Farm!
Chacchoben offers manicured paths and an easy walk suitable for all ages and group needs. This is the most accessible Mayan Ruin site in the area due to its proximity to the port and layout of the site.
Located a short 40 minutes drive from the Port, the Chacchoben Temples are a beautiful example of the intricate Maya construction during the Maya Classic period.
The excavation of Chacchoben began in 1994 and a great deal has been discovered about the importance of this site and its people. There are still many secrets waiting to be unearthed!
Chacchoben, which means place of the red corn, is believed to have been inhabited around 200bc. However, the structures now visible at the site have been determined to have been constructed around 300-500ad.
Journey into the Mystical Realm of the Maya, walk through the ceremonial grounds and temples that have been traversed by Mayans over 1000 years ago!
Keep your eyes open for the other residents of the jungle surrounding Chacchoben. Spider Monkeys, Peccary, deer, and armadillos inhabit this area so keep a lookout!
On the way to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, you will visit the Butterfly Farm. The Butterfly Farm breeds the most exotic species of butterflies, like the astounding “blue morph” and the mysterious “owl butterfly”.
Discover NATIVE butterflies and their amazing pupae hanging on the plants like precious jewelry crafted by nature.
The Butterfly Farm also breeds the endangered Maya “Pygmy” Deer which was once plentiful in the Land of the Maya. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture these amazing moments with nature.
Learn from our expert butterfly farmers about the life cycle of butterflies and their role in the ancient Mayan vision of the universe.