Bonampak Natural Park
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Archaeological zone of Bonampak
For those who want to know the archaeological sites of the Mexican territory, the archaeological zone of Bonampak is a must. It is located in the Lacandon jungle, an immense natural habitat for more than 600 species of butterflies, more than 300 birds and more than 3,400 species of plants, among others. It is the only place where more than 15% of the vegetables found throughout the country can be found.
Currently, the Lacandon jungle is on the list of 25 critical biological zones of our planet due to, among other things, its great diversity of species. Its name comes from the Mayan inhabitants who came from the Yucatan Peninsula to settle in the area.
The archaeological site known as Bonampak means ”painted walls” and is located in the Middle Usumacita region. Its great importance lies in the magnificent engravings, paintings or artistic execution in the different monuments and stelae that can be seen throughout the territory. The ruins were discovered in 1946.
That is why the paintings are the main attraction of the archaeological site of Bonampak. In fact, the most important attraction is the one located in Building 1, also known as ”the one of the paintings” due to its great elaboration, amplitude and complexity.
There you can see the detailed description of a battle between the warrior Chan Muwan II who managed to take over the city after winning the battle. The engravings were made during the years 300 to 900 AD. Many of the murals found at the site were not completely finished.
In addition to the stupendous engravings that you can find in Bonampak, nearby is the building of Yaxchilán or the towns of La Pasadita and El Tecolote, where there is also an extensive heritage of pictorial creations worthy of observation.
The schedule to observe the different pictorial creations of the enclosure is from 8:00 in the morning to 16:30 in the afternoon, to keep in mind that the last access is an hour and a half before closing time. The entrance fee is approximately 80 pesos, although if you visit on Sunday, access for Mexican citizens is free.
Alternate destination: Cancun
If you still have a couple of days of vacation time left over, we recommend you to book in the great rooms of the hotels in Cancun of the Oasis group. Thousands of adventures and plans to have a great time with your loved ones await you in the coastal city.
Do you feel like trying different restaurants? Water sports and adventure activities? Everything you can imagine is at your fingertips thanks to the services and staff always at your disposal.