Chacchoben, Q.R. — The Chacchoben Maya ruins recorded a historic growth in visitors during the month of February. According to figures from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the site had 19,528 visitors in February, the highest since reopening to the public.
The INAH detailed that those figures represent a positive increase from the 13,300 visitors recorded at Chacchoben in February of 2020. The Institute also said that in January of this year, those same ruins counted 12,258 visitors.
They say the increase is, in part, due to the arrival of cruise ship passengers to Costa Maya. Passengers disembarking in Mahahual have easy access to the ruins.
Chacchoben is Maya for “the place of red corn”. It is a Mayan ruin approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles) south of Tulum or 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Mahahual and 11 kilometers (7 miles) from the village from which it derives its name.