Cancuén is an ancient Maya ruin situated in southern Petén close to the departmental border with Alta Verapaz, in the Northern Lowlands of Guatemala.

UnderstandEdit

Cancuén was a major trading center in the Classic Maya period.

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Get inEdit

A minivan and a passenger pickup provide transport between Raxrujá and La Union, the village from which you can arrange the boat to the ruins themselves. As of February 2007, the boat cost 300 Quetzals (W). You need to arrange the boat from the tienda nearest to the entrance sign. Following the sign pointing to the embarcadero will just get you a nice view of the river and a longish hike back to the tienda.

Fees and permitsEdit

60Q each to get in.

Get aroundEdit

The site has wooden walkways for seeing the palace and other parts, so mud is unlikely to be a problem there.

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LodgingEdit

Head back to Raxrujá.

CampingEdit

There is plenty of camping space available at the site.

Stay safeEdit

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