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an interesting & historically significant site

Izapa (the place of the river of salt) was occupied from the middle prelatic thru the early... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Phil E
Mayan Ruins

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

These ruins are fairly simple in the areas presently open to the public, compared to those found in later sites of the "classic" period. There is little shade and it is recommended that you bring an umbrella and perhaps a battery operated fan. Worth a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We chose this excursion during our Panama Canal cruise and felt it was very worthwhile. Fortunately it wasn't hot that day. I always do my own research when we travel, so we left the group and toured the ruins on our own. We were impressed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Interesting piece of local history but a little underwhelming. well maintained and good signage on items of interest

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I could not find any where else to do a write up...so I am putting it here. I came on a cruise ship HA Maasdam in April. It was quite HOT. All I did was walk to the little visitors center at the port. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alicerabbit
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Izapa (the place of the river of salt) was occupied from the middle prelatic thru the early postclassic (1500 BC to 1200 AD) reached it's peak between 850 and 150 BC. The site covers 1.4 square miles with over 160 structures, but most are not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Phil E
Reviewed 18 January 2018

if you being to other major Mayan ruins in the Yucatans, this place can be skipped. Not really much to see for casual tourists

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ray L
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We did a quick tour of this small site along the roadway in Tapachula. It is easy to locate and see the site as the main road in the area goes right past...the site is out in the open and can be hot in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the pre-Hispanic Olmec and Mayan archeological ruins with buildings of restored and unrestored pyramids, and platforms of up to 60 feet high and covered two square miles at its peak. It is here where the calendars and esoteric spiritual beliefs were developed and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited here as part of our tour from Puerto Chiapas. For some reason, the site of the ruins was not on the itinerary and we had to settle for a field where various stelae were mounted in crude shelters. The stelae are remarkable relics of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and not fully excavated 3000 year old Mayan Ruins. Probably will get the most out of this with a guide to fill some Mayan culture and history.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank jayhawkbrian
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30 October 2016|
Response from norahlang | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenny sorry if this reply is too late. I can recommend Cora Lesly. Her mobile is: +52 1 962 104 5499 Cora made my day outstanding.
Ignacio S
5 September 2016|
Response from amoralegria |
Tapachula is a city, the major one near Puerto Chiapas. Izapa is an archaeological site, one of the oldest Mayan sites, according to our guide.
18 September 2015|
Response from KenandDoug | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you ask is it 'safe'. We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. And it's a great city, but things 'happen'. I hope you appreciate I'm being picky. Things happen in Vancouver, Seattle, Fort. Lauderdale, and even maybe Salt... More