• CATEGORY: Archeological sites
  • PHONES: (981) 816 9111 y 816 8179 Ext. 138017


It’s first inhabitants date from around 300 years BC, when a Mayan community with simple buildings was established in a large valley in Chenes region. In the course of time, it acquired importance and its political and social organization became complex, in that moment its leaders were able to make construction projects and impose themselves at a regional level. The peak of the site occurred in the Late Classic (600-900 CE), especially in the 8th century, showing a regional hegemony for several centuries. For reasons that are still unknown, which also affected the Mayan world, it began to be abandoned since the year 1000 of our era, although the human occupation lasted until the Spanish conquest occurred. Most of the buildings reflect the power of the rulers, they were built between the years 600 and 800 CE. Two limestones stelae from the year 731 and another one of 764 CE, were requested to be carved by the leaders of the site, where they pretended to leave a proof of their position and the magnificence of their achievements reached before the fall of the Mayan civilization. Dzibilnocac was closely linked to architectural elements proper of the Bec River region, located 100 Km. (62 miles) away from it. 



Road to Kankí Archaeological Zone, Kankí, Municipality of Tenabo, Campeche. Entrance to the road in the junction Tenabo-Kankí, Km. 38 of Highway No. 180 Campeche-Mérida., , Campeche


From Monday to Sunday, 08:00 - 17:00 hrs.


Entrada libre.


Lic. Irma Cantún Mata, Encargada de Operación de Zonas Arqueológicas/ Centro INAH Campeche
Tel. (981) 816 9111 y 816 8179 Ext. 138017 / /


Departing from Campeche city, take Campeche-Mérida Highway No. 180 for over 40 km (25 miles) toward Tenabo; from this town, follow over 16 Km. (10 miles) southeast to Kankí town. The archaeological area is placed approximately 1.5 Km. (1 mile) to the north of this town.