Kohunlich Archaelogical Site

Kohunlich Archaeological Site

Quintana Roo

Kohunlich, a prominent archaeological site in Quintana Roo, Mexico, offers a captivating glimpse into the ancient Maya civilization. Nestled amidst the verdant jungle, Kohunlich enchants visitors with its majestic residential, civic, and religious complexes that date back to the heyday of Maya civilization. One of its most iconic structures is the Temple of the Masks, renowned for its intricate carvings depicting figures adorned with solar attributes. The remnants of red paint on these figures add to the allure, providing insights into the ancient Maya’s artistic and religious practices.

This vast archaeological site comprises a series of architectural complexes, ranging from ceremonial to residential in nature.

Accessible via the Mayan Train route, Kohunlich offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Maya civilization. With convenient transportation options, travelers can embark on a journey through time and immerse themselves in the mysteries of Kohunlich’s past.

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Rolling hills of palm trees

Mask Kohunlich Archaelogical Site


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

$95.00 MXN pesos.

300 a.C. – 1200 | Preclásico Tardío a Posclásico

600 – 900 | Clásico Tardío

Where is the Kohunlich Archaeological Site Located?

It is located in the southern part of Quintana Roo, 70 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

Originally, it should have been called Kohunridge (cohune: corozo, a palm tree with fruits very similar to cranberries; and ridge: chain of hills).


Archaeological Site of Kohunlich

Temple of the Masks Kohulich Archaelogical Site

Temple of the Masks

Building of the Paired Columns Kohulich

Building of the Paired Columns

Southwest Annex "The Graffiti" Kohulich Archaelogical Site

Southwest Annex “The Graffiti”

Set E: The 27 Steps Kohulich

Set E: The 27 Steps

Palace of the Stelae Kohulich Archaelogical Site

Palace of the Stelae

Structure E-1 Kohulich Archaelogical Site

Structure E-1