Kohunlich, Mayan Archeology Site
English named after “Cohune Palms: and an old logging camp in the 1920’s.
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 57 pesos. Free on Sundays for nationals and Mexican residents.
Allow at least 2 to 3 hours, especially if you like to climb.
You can stroll safely undisturbed throughout the site –very few people visit this site. Take good shoes as there is plenty of climbing- and a fair amount memory and batteries for your photographs. We recommend you stay on the designated paths as you can easily get lost in the dense bush jungle.
As this is site is in a somewhat remote jungle area, take water and insect repellant. There are no restaurants or food vendors.
Dress according to the season you are visiting.
GPS – N 18.25.09 W088.47.24
Tours and tour buses go infrequently to Kohunlich and other ruins close by and generally make a combination package of sites along Highway 186. Tour guides can be arranged in Chetumal.
Drive from Cancun:
Take Highway 307 south past Tulum, Felipe Carrile Puerto and Baclar. Drive to the Chetumal turnoff but instead go Wet to Highway 186. Drive to KM 213 and look on your right for the road – well signed to the Kohunlich ruins. Drive approximately 9 more kms to the site. Total 409 KMs – Approximately 5 to 5 ½ hours.
Drive from Chetumal:
Take Highway 186 and drive west to KM 213 and look on your right for the road – well signed to the Kohunlich ruins. Drive approximately 9 more kms to the site. Total 68 KMs – approximately 1 hour +