Xlapak Mayan Ruin

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

Xlapak is one of the smaller Maya sites in the Mexican Caribbean, and is believed to date back to the Late to Terminal Classic periods. Excavation of the property began in the beginning of the 20th century, but there was little follow through, and archeologists again took up the task in 1965, though not much progress was made.

What to Expect

Xlapak has been divided into two groups. Group One features the Palace while Group 2 is decorated with columns.

Xlapak is located in a flat valley surrounded by hills, and is indeed the only topographical feature of the peninsula.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Xlapak Mayan Ruin may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, as visitors to this region of the Yucatan Peninsula will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. Even though the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you will still find a reasonable selection of hotel options to pick from.

Hotels near Xlapak Mayan Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Boca Paila Fishing Lodge Lodge 5.9 mi. (20.2 km) ESE
Amansala Resort 7.9 mi. (8.6 km) NE
Las Ranitas Lodge 8.1 mi. (8.3 km) NE
Suenos Tulum Lodge 8.3 mi. (7.8 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

The neighborhood near this historical site is not particularly indicated for its collection of food options, but visitors might still discover at least a few eateries to share some food. Memories Cafe is an easy to reach café and the one of the fastest dining options from this site.



A tour of Xlapak is free.

Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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