Tehuacalco Archaeological Site Tour

Acapulco, Mexico

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  • Location
    Location: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Departures
    Departures: 8:30 AM
  • Language
  • Duration
    Duration: 6 hours
  • Operates
    Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Tour Code
    Tour Code: 12127
  • Discover a recently-found archaeological site
  • Learn about the Yope people and their traditions
  • An expert guide will take you back in time while telling you about the area's history

Only one hour away from Acapulco, this recently discovered archaeological site is located in the mountains of Mexico's Sierra Madre and is the first archaeological site associated with the Yope people.

We'll leave from your hotel in Acapulco at 9am and begin by experiencing the impressive countryside of Mexico together. As we travel to Tehuacalco archaeological site, your friendly and knowledgeable professional tour guide will teach you all about Mexico, its people, and their lifestyle.

The site's name comes from the Nahuatl phrase “tehuacalli” which refers to holes bored into stones to be used for ritual purposes. It can be interpreted various ways such as “place of the stone box,” “house of priests” or “house of the sacred water." While mostly associated with the Yopes, it is not completely certain. There may have been Yopime or even Tlapaneca settlements here as well. Occupation of the site began around 400CE with its height between 650 and 1100CE.

Observe fascinating engravings which depict what may have been the very first ball-game. You will see incredible petroglyphs dedicated to the water, lined up from north to south of the site. Prepare yourself for this unique experience and be one of the first visitors to Tehuacalco. Marvel at the excavation site and see moon marks and the sun observatory, which shaped the peoples' lifestyle lapsing religion and government, while your tour guide takes you on a journey back in time.

Bay Area: Hotels within the Bay of Acapulco

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up in Acapulco Bay Area
Return Point:
Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Acapulco Bay Area

* Pickups available with this tour.


Minimum 2 people to book this experience

  • Adult: $75 USD

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen
What is included
  • Expert guide, all entrance fees, ice cold bottled water
Tehuacalco Archaeological Site Tour from Acapulco Bay Area

Acapulco, Mexico