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Chacchoben Grand Temple I -- Virtual Reward Virtual Cache

Hidden : 08/24/2017
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

Chacchoben Ruins is located 90 KM West of Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico. Cruise ships regularly land at the port terminal. Most offer guided tours of the ruins that are about a 45-minute ride from the Costa Maya Port. Visitors using other means to access the site are advised to look up hours and call ahead to confirm access.

The first human settlements in the area of Chacchoben have been dated at around 1000BC. By 360AD Chacchoben had become the largest community in the region and consolidated as the most prestigious ceremonial center boasting Gran Basemiento I as its most important ritual plaza.

Today, Temple One, soaring above the canopy of the tropical forest, still expresses the glory of the Mayan city’s ancient sophistication. Even unto this day, only a portion of the site is open to the public, with many temples of Chacchoben still in their natural condition covered with vegetation, waiting for their turn to be restored and reveal their secrets.

Chacchoben's surrounding jungle is characterized by many species of fauna such as, deer, peccary, armadillo, gray fox, spider monkey and howler monkey. Deeper into the jungle it's possible to find species like jaguar, ocelot, puma and tapir.

In order to log this virtual cache as a find, you must upload a photograph of your party on the steps of Chacchoben’s Temple I as shown on the listing page. In the event you have issues with your face being shown, you may draw a Mayan warrior mask on a sheet of paper and use it to cover your face when the group photo is being taken. Logs without photos or without conforming to the directions of being taken at Temple One will be deleted.

Here is a link with more information about the ruins site.

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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