Copalita Archaeological Exploration

  • Port

    Huatulco, Mexico

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Discover the best-kept secret of Huatulco. This recently-discovered Archeological Zone is believed to be a mixture between a Mayan and an Olmec city, more than 2,300 years old. This pre-Hispanic city was one of the largest on the Oaxacan Coast. Exciting new information is still being uncovered here.

This is your chance to share in the findings and learn a little bit of the ancient history that runs so deeply through region.

For those in good physical condition, a walk to the top of the hill will take you to the observatory where you can take in the spectacular 180-degree view of the Copalita River delta.

Explore the site and visit the Zone Museum, which conserves important archeological pieces.

There may be time for quick rest before returning to the ship.


This tour involves approximately two hours of walking over some uneven, inclined and rough ground, including cobblestones and steps. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Bring insect repellent and sunscreen. US dollars are accepted for purchases. There is a local charge of $5 to use video cameras at the Eco-Archaeological Centre. A bottle of water is provided. Minimum age is 12 years.

Please note: Minimum age is 12 years.