Xlapak, is located 38 km southeast of Uxmal on highway no. 261 and turn left with state highway no. 31. This area has a handicraft shop to buy souvenirs.
Site where important Mayan buildings have been gradually discovered, highlighting one richly decorated with masks of the god Chaac (god of rain and / or water). Touring it and discovering its archaeological jewels is a real pleasure for the visitor.
Xlapak belongs to the Puuc region and lived its heyday between 600 and 1000 AD. Like most of the inhabitants of the Mayan area, the inhabitants of Xlapac dedicated themselves to cultivating the land, building chultunes (cisterns) and aguadas to catch rainwater. They were deeply religious and worshiped Chaac, the rain god, on whom depended for their sustenance, loss or achievement of their crops.
The archaeological site is divided into 2 groups:
Group 1 is made up of 2 structures on a base, the main one called the Palace is made up of 9 rooms in 3 rows of 3 each. It has 3 entrances on the north side, 3 on the south side, and one on each of the other sides. Above each of the entrances are three rows of Chaac masks.
Building 1 of group two is a construction very similar to that of the palace, the difference is the decoration that presents columns and toothed stones known as "chimez" (one hundred feet).
Visiting days: Monday to Sunday.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.