on January 9, 2006
Very interesting historic site. The grayish-tan buildings on the cliff-top site overlooking the Caribbean are very impressive. We enjoyed hearing about the Mayan history and traditions. I recommend to come early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid extreme heat and crowds of tourists. On the way to the site, a group of Totonac Indians performed their ceremony for tips. They whirled, dangling upside-down from ropes attached to a tall steel pole. The show is pretty amazing, but a little surprising as it seems out of place. It was too hot to stand and watch the whole show. We just stopped for a couple of minutes. When traveling to this site be sure to bring bottled water with you; if you wear a swim suit under your clothes, there is a nice beach at the bottom of the cliff by those Mayan ruins. Vendors sell souvenirs and some drinks on the way to the site.
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