Located just a short walk from Quinta Avenida, stumble across this small park with ancient Mayan ruins and explore a piece of Mexico's past. Much smaller in comparison to the other nearby ruins, Xaman Ha Ruins are ideal for communing with nature and seeking some quiet time. Meaning "water of the north," Xaman Ha was one of the first settlements seen by the Spanish in the early sixteenth century and proved to be an essential stop for those traveling to and from Cozumel, as many of its inhabitants worked mainly in fishing and farming. Divided into two phases, Xaman Ha can be accessed through a small jungle path. Perfect for a quick tour, the ruins are just minutes from The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences.
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Where are the Mayan House ruins located?
Xaman Ha is located in the Playacar area of Playa del Carmen, just a short walk from Fifth Avenue. Divided into two phases, visitors can access the Playacar Mayan house ruins in Phase 1, which is smaller and mainly residential. Phase 2 features a massive golf course, houses, condos, a bird aviary park, and a small shopping area. The main entrances to both Phase 1 and Phase 2 are on the south end of 10th Avenue.
How much does it cost to enter Xaman Ha ruins?
There is no charge to visit Xaman Ha Ruins in Playacar, the only free Mayan ruin site in Mexico. Located in Playa del Carmen, Xaman Ha is perfect for a quick tour to see some of Mexico’s mysterious past. Book a ruins tour to see the best archaeological sites while visiting the Yucatan Peninsula.