Sitio Arqueológico de Oxtankah

Oxtankah Archaeological Site

Quintana Roo

The Maya built the most important buildings of Oxtankah just 1,000 meters from the Chetumal Bay, facing Tamalcab Island, taking advantage of a wide natural platform. To the west of the city lies a large lacustrine system connected to the sea by narrow channels, highlighted by the Bacalar Lagoon and the Guerrero Lagoon.

Its inhabitants were skilled navigators who traveled the region’s canals in canoes and ventured into the Caribbean Sea for trade. In addition to their numerous structures, they built wells and chultunes to supply themselves with freshwater.

Near Station


Amidst three towns


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

$75.00 MXN pesos.

600 BCE – 1100 CE | Early Classic to Late Postclassic

Where is the Oxtankah Archaeological Site Located?

It is located at the southern end of Quintana Roo, 16 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

The building in Serpents Plaza is unique in Oxtankah, with an esplanade leading to six rooms that served as the residence for another ruling group.


Archaeological Site of Oxtankah

Serpents Plaza

Columns Plaza

Turtles Plaza

Bee Plaza