Places to visit along the “Ruta Puuc”

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The Puuc Route (Puuc means mounds in Maya), is one of the most important routes that features Maya archaeological sites in the state of Yucatán.

The route includes the ruins of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, X-Lapak, Labna, Oxkintok, the Caves of Calcehtok and Loltun.

You can find restored structures, others in process and some still covered with plants, trees and dense vegetation.

Uxmal: is the undisputed star of the Puuc Route, located in the valley of Santa Elena next to a series of hills that are known by the name of Puuc (mounds or hills in Maya).

Pyramid of Magician – Uxmal. (Photo: noticieros-televisa.com)

Grutas de Loltún: The Maya used them to provide themselves with clay, with which they made their utensils, and, also, as a religious center and refuge.

Grutas de Loltun – Credit Jesus Hererra

Kabah: It is located 23 km southeast of Uxmal on road no. 261; taking the deviation to the right at km 16, very close to the city of Ticul.

Kabah

Labná: It is located 42 km southeast of Uxmal by road no. 261; deviation to the left at km 30 by state road no. 31


Sayil: One of the most important settlements in the Puuc area is Sayil, since it was here that an approximate 17,000 inhabitants were concentrated.

Sayil

Xlapac: It is located 38 km southeast of Uxmal by road no. 261 , taking a left on the intersection with state highway no. 31. This area has a craft shop to buy souvenirs.

Xlapac (Photo: Yucatan Secrets – The Travel Guide)

Source: unioncancun.com.mx



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