Mexico Expert: Daniel
Meet Daniel Mendívil, one of Viator’s local experts in Mexico and a licensed private tour guide. He is passionate about Mexican archaeology, architecture and ecology, which he infuses into his tours of Mexico City and the surrounding area. Learn more about Daniel's tours.
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Located just 7 miles away from the coastline outlining one of Huatulco Bay’s unspoiled beaches, Copalita, in the state of Oaxaca, lies this brand new archaeological site.
The first one of its kind, never before has a vestige of such completeness been excavated on the coastline of the entire Mexican landscape. Its name originates from the nahuatl tongue (the one spoken by the Aztecs) meaning “the place of Copal”, an incense like mineral used for religious purposes. It is part of an ecological reserve totaling over 81 hectares out of which 13 are open to the public. Eleven endemic species coexist within its area and it has the capacity to host 1,000 visitors per day...