Very close to the Progress coast, more inclined to Telchac port, is what at one time could have been a great Mayan city, it is Xcambó, a word that translated into Spanish means celestial crocodile, or, place where exchanges are made .
Xcambó is located on the Yucatecan coast, in the municipality of Dzemul.
It is considered one of the largest areas on the peninsular coast and with large buildings.
One of the most outstanding characteristics of this luhar is that, since its inception it was strategically installed in this location due to the good response of nature in terms of resources, because being so close to the sea there was no shortage of water and They were even able to dedicate themselves to saline work, this being the main subsistence activity and which made them the main producers and controllers of this matter.
The space in which the various buildings were built is somewhat large, in such a way that it offered the possibility of placing the main characters in the center, since the rulers and their relatives were those who occupy those areas, accommodating themselves, the challenge of the inhabitants, in the surroundings.
When moving away from the central part, the building style changes, depending on the resources available, thus, the powerful class built their houses with solid masonry bases as well as their walls, their roofs were made of palm trees; For its part, the lower class only used masonry to make their foundations, the walls and ceilings were made of more fragile materials, due to costs.
When traveling each of its roads, it is easy to distinguish how numerous its population was, since it is possible to find a diversity of houses throughout the entire territory, from large temples and houses, to small huts that, probably, have been occupied by low-income families.
Regarding the architecture used, the use of the Petén style is very clear, combined a little with that of Izamal and Mérida, in addition to the fact that in the central part, the buildings are distributed forming a small square, in which it is said, they practiced the cult rites as well as some civic and political activities.
Today, the salt industry continues to operate in this area, the archaeological site is frequented by tourists, perhaps it is also because of the attention that the life of the nearby towns captures, who every year gather to celebrate the miracle of the Virgin. , which appeared on this site many years ago, which is why religiosity in this area is very important, this veneration is carried out in the chapel that was built on these historical elements.
On the site you can also admire the Temple of the Cross, a large stepped base with a cross on its top, and the Temple of the Sacrifices, as well as the Chapel of the Virgin.
To get to Xcambó, you must take the road that takes you to Telchac port, shortly after passing through the beaches of Progreso, heading towards Dzemul, a few kilometers later, you will find yourself in this place, which will undoubtedly surprise you.