Structure at Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
On a 2004 cruise to Mexico, my husband and I went to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins near Costa Maya, Mexico. As you can see from the picture, the structure is very prominent and well-preserved. The walking trek into the area of the ruins took us deep into a subtropical forest that was both fascinating and historical. We felt as if we had gone into a another world and that’s exactly what we did. It was the world of ancient Mayans who lived and built magnificent structures almost two thousand years ago!
Historical information about Chacchoben suggests that the first human settlements in the area have been dated as early as 1000 BC. In addition, evidence collected during the excavations shows that most of the structures restored were built around the year 300-360 AD and were modified up to five times during the occupation period. If you take a cruise to Mexico, and Costa Maya is one of the ports, be sure to visit the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. It will be well worth your time. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about this fascinating place, click on the links below.