El Tigre, Mayan Archeological Site
(Also known as Itzamkanac) El Tigre, Mayan Archeological Site
Home of the Snake Lizard
Itzam / lizard, ka / snake, na / home, yak /place
Open Daily from 8 am to 5 pm. There is a watchman at the gate who will charge you the standard fee & extra for video cameras.
Admission 2013 36 pesos. Free on Sundays for nationals and Mexican residents.
Allow at least 2 hours, especially if you like to climb.
You can stroll safely undisturbed throughout the site – often you will be the only ones there. Take good shoes as there is plenty of climbing and walking. Take a fair amount memory and batteries for your photographs.
As this is site is in a somewhat remote area, take a large bottle of water and insect repellant. There are no restaurants or food vendors. Dress according to the season you are visiting.
GPS – N16.07.19 Wo90.50.12
Drive from Villahermosa:
DO NOT FOLLOW THE GIA ROJI MAP. IT IS WRONG.
Take Highway 186 southeast past the Palenque turnoff to KM 232. Make a right hand turn towards Candelaria and El Tigre.
Drive straight through Candelaria to a small town called Reforma. Keep left towards signs to El Tigre. Approx 30 more KMs.
We have had unconfirmed reports that you can hire fishermen in Candelaria to take you to the site by boat.