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Day Trip: The Best Kept Secret Yaxha

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Day Trip: The Best Kept Secret Yaxha
Yaxha (or Yaxhá in Spanish orthography) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region and a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization.

Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250?600).

Yaxha offers a combination of the ruins and nature makes this place simply breathtaking.

The city was located on a ridge overlooking Lake Yaxha. The name of the city derives from the Mayan for \"blue-green water\". It is a notable survival of a Classic period place-name into the modern day. The Yaxha kingdom is estimated to have covered an area of 237 square kilometers (92 sq mi) and to have had a peak population of 42,000 in the Late Classic period.

The Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo circle is considered the \"best kept secret of the Maya World\", it covers a total area of ??37.160ha and is part of the Reserve Maya Biosphere. To the west is the Tikal National Park, and north is the Biological Corridor Tikal-Mirador-Rio Azul.
Arrival at the Interpretation Centre Yaxhá. The tour includes the visit of Astronomical Minor Complex, Avenue of the Pilgrims, Square Columns,

Patio IV of the South Acropolis, Big Astronomical Complex, Residential Group, Watery Avenue, group Maler, North Acropolis, Plaza of The Birds, The Causeway, Twin Pyramid Complex and the Temple of the Red Hand (structure 216).

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Yaxha (or Yaxhá in Spanish orthography) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region and a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization.

Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250?600).

Yaxha offers a combination of the ruins and nature makes this place simply breathtaking.