Kohunlich Mayan Ruins - one of the finest Mayan sites in the Southern Yucatan.
Discovered in 1912, the ruins are named for a nearby logging camp that harvested cohune palm trees. The Kohunlich site also dates from the Classical Period and was a ceremonial center and the capital of a powerful dynasty. The major structure at Kohunlich is “Los Mascarones” — the Temple of Masks — so-called because of the five surviving stucco masks lining the temple’s staircase. Adorned with the features of the Sun God, the masks are thought to represent ancient Maya rules. Kohunlich also contains residential ruins and a ceremonial ball field.