Exploring the Ruins of Copán

The ruins of Copán are located in a six-hectare archaeological park at the edge of the Río Copán. Check out a printable map of the site and learn more about these famous ruins.

The Best of Isla Cozumel in Four Days

Isla Cozumel is Mexico’s third largest island, and it has much to offer the curious traveler, from Maya ruins to deserted beaches. This four-day itinerary aims to give travelers a fulfilling yet relaxing stay.

Maya Archeaological Sites on Isla Cozumel

Isla Cozumel played a deeply significant role in the Maya world. The island’s primary site—known as San Gervasio today—was dedicated to Ixchel, the Maya goddess of fertility, the moon, childbirth, medicine, and weaving. Read on to discover more about archaeological sites on the island.

Moon Spotlight Tulum

Moon Spotlight Tulum is an 86-page compact guide covering Tulum, southern Quintana Roo, Chichén-Itzá,and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Authors Gary Chandler and Liza Prado offer their seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and they include maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations […]

Guatemala’s Petén Department: Sights Near Flores and Santa Elena

There are a variety of attractions in and around Flores and Santa Elena that work well if you have a day or half a day while awaiting connecting flights or onward travel. ARCAS, Petencito Zoo, and Tayazal are a five-minute boat ride across the lake from Flores’s north shore, while the Parque Natural Ixpanpajul covers an area of nine square kilometers and is conveniently just off the highway toward Guatemala City.

See the Best of Chiapas in Two Weeks

If you’re visiting Chiapas for the first time and want to be sure to hit all the must-sees, this is the tour for you. It covers a little of everything—Maya ruins, indigenous villages, colonial cities, and some jaw-dropping natural attractions—all in just over two weeks.