A short path leads from the Central Plaza through trees along the edge of the site to the East Plaza. The long imposing palace you see is Structure I. Its twin towers are much decayed, but still have remains of the impossibly steep staircases typical of the Río Bec style.
Below, two levels of vaulted rooms are clearly more luxurious than the austere cells in Structure X; it’s not hard to imagine Becán elite occupying these grand roomy chambers.
Structure I’s back wall forms one side of the East Plaza. On the opposite side is Structure IV, the same building you encountered entering the site, albeit from the other side. Structure IV’s staircase is well preserved, and a rope makes it even more climbable. At the top, look for narrow doorways on either side of the platform leading to spiral staircases down to musty rooms and passages in the structure’s interior.
Back on the East Plaza, a staircase at the northeast corner (between Structures III and IV) leads down to the path you take to exit the site.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition