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Though it’s nowhere near as impressive as the large archaeological sites on the mainland, this small Maya site (100 b.c.–a.d. 1600) was once an important ceremonial center, especially for women who paddled dugout canoes from the mainland to pay homage Ixchel, the goddess of women, childbirth, pilgrims, the moon, and medicine. The most interesting building was the residence of a Maya leader and is called Las Manitas for the small red handprints still visible on the walls. A tall pyramid is thought by some to have been a temple to Ixchel. A limestone arch marks the entrance to a sacbe, one of the limestone roads that etched the land around Maya cities and ceremonial centers. 

For what you see, it’s a bit overpriced (see above). A small tourist center sells handicrafts, cold drinks, and snacks. Guides charge about $35 for a tour for one to six people. Seeing it takes 30 to 60 minutes. Taxi drivers offer transportation for about $50, which includes the driver waiting for you outside the ruins.