Chacchoben Archaeological Site

Chacchoben Archaeological Site

Quintana Roo

The most significant Maya city in the lakes area of present-day Quintana Roo. The settlements of the 3rd century gave rise to impressive constructions that can still be appreciated today, especially from the second occupation starting from the 13th century.

The extensive collection of incense burner fragments from this site highlights its importance to the region’s inhabitants, as even after its virtual abandonment between 1200 and 1450, it resurfaced as a place of veneration and pilgrimage.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Maya as you explore Chacchoben and delve into the fascinating route of the Maya Train.

Near Station


Place of the red corn


Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 17:00 hrs. Last entry at 16:30 hrs.

$80.00 MXN pesos.

300 B.C. – 1450 | Late Preclassic to Late Postclassic

Where is the Chacchoben Archaeological Site located?

It is located 85 km from Chetumal.

  • Fee for video camera
  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking allowed

It was founded 23 centuries ago as a group of villages on the shores of the southern lakes of present-day Quintana Roo.


Archaeological Site of Chacchoben

Pyramid 1


Adjoined Temple

Temple 2

Lateral Adjoined Temple