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"Cat´s tail" 


The path through the Mayan jungle is a path of shades of greens and blues. A place where you look closely means discovering the web of life. Xpujil got its name due to a plant called cat's tail, which grew near a concentration of water to which it gave its name and then passed to be the name of the Mayan population of Xpujil. Today the ruins are next to the modern population. A spectacular contrast between the old and the modern.

One of the main features of the Xpujil ruins are the three towers at the top of the main building. Since they are uncommon in the region, which makes researchers and archaeologists think that the use of this construction was mainly of entry and trade. The Puuc route is the one that includes the ruins of Xpujil, Chicanná, Hormiguero, Balamku and Calakmul and it is reported that in this area there are more than 100 different archaeological sites still to be explored. This part of the Maya spread throughout the region until reaching Petén and the El Mirador sites that are already part of Guatemala.