Xlapak is the smallest of the sites on the Ruta Puuc tour. It is also known for being a haven for birds. A small white butterfly followed me for some distance while I was here. I also saw a stunning, flat-black butterfly with a large irradiant blue spot on it.

This is the Palacio.

Per Wikipedia: Xlapak (or Xlapac) is a small Maya archaeological site in the Yucatan Peninsula of southeastern Mexico. It is located in the heart of the Puuc region, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the archaeological site of Labná and a similar distance from Sayil, lying directly between the two sites. It consists of three main groups in a valley of the Puuc Hills in Yucatán State,[3] a region of karst limestone forming the only major topographical feature of the peninsula. The closest town is Oxkutzcab, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the northeast.

The site dates from the Late to Terminal Classic periods and was sited in an area suitable for agriculture.

Restoration at Xlapak, and other nearby archaeological sites, was carried out in the first half of the 20th century by the Mexican Instituto de Antropologia e Historia (Institute of Anthropology and History). Further archaeological investigation was carried out in 1965 under the direction of César A. Sáenz.

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