The prestigious National Geographic has sponsored and documented in its February 1993 edition, under the title: “The Violent Saga of the Maya Kingdom”, their discoveries in the region describing the findings on the Mayas of Punta de Chimino and other nearby Mayan cities.
Punta de Chimino’s last inhabitants lived there probably by the late A.D. 900’s after losing the strongly defended island to enemies whose identity is still unknown to us.
Although there are vestiges of occupation since 600 B.C., the site flourished in the Terminal Post-Classic Era. It is believed that a royal family from a nearby city settled the island and lived there, built the usual buildings found in Mayan cities: the royal palace, ceremonial pyramids and even a ball court, evidence of this royal heritage.
But they also built the impressive defensive edifications, evidence of the conflict between the Mayas in the dawn of their advanced civilization. By visiting us, you contribute to the preservation and protection of this paradise from depredation. All of this rich inheritance is yours to enjoy, in a truly unique and unforgettable eco-archaeological adventure!