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Its name means the means “Place of the Maiden” or “Place of the Waning Moon”.

Xcambó is considered by experts as one of the most extensive areas on the peninsular coast and its large buildings sit on the wet forest of the swamp, just 2 kilometers from the coast.

The port was very important ceremonial center and was a salt and salted fish distribution center, supplying Chichén Itza, Uxmal and Izamal with this protein source, mainly during the Late pre-Classic period in the years 150 B.C-300 A.D.

Its inhabitants were great artisans with an important production of various items and utensils that exchanged for other goods with the Mayan cities of Campeche, Tabasco, Guatemala and Belize.

 

Xcambó

Must see Buildings

Archaeologists have found a great similarity with their buildings and those of Izamal, so it is thought that the inhabitants of Izamal used Xcambó as a port.

The petén-style structures surrounding the small plaza were built during the Early Classic period. The main structures include the Templo de la Cruz (Temple of the Cross), the Templo de los Sacrificios (Temple of Sacrifices) and the Pirámide de las Máscaras (Pyramid of the Masks).

There are two tall temples sitting at the north and south sides of the Acropolis with an exceptional view of the coastline.

The religious cult in Xcambó has been constant: a place of pilgrimage and worship of the Virgin of Xcambó, in the chapel that was built atop a Mayan temple.

In the area there are several cenotes and natural wells that can be visited.

 

Location

Located just 6 km from Puerto Telchac and 2 km south from San Bruno, on the Yucatan’s north coast, in the Municipality of Dzemul, 3km south of Hwy 27, about an hour from Merida.

Hours

Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00 hrs.

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