Sayaxché
in Departamento del Petén, Guatemala

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
16.524 and -90.188 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 16° 31' 28" and W -90° 11' 16"
Currency and Currency Code:
Quetzal - GTQ
Spoken languages:
Spanish
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:21 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: America/Guatemala
UTC/GMT offset: -6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:49 am and 5:59 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-12.116 and 96.895 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Bantam Village
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Guatemala in Central America

Safety Score: 2,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Guatemala.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Guatemala. Last Update: 2019-09-18 07:22:50

Discover Sayaxché

Sayaxché in Departamento del Petén with it's 9,100 citizens is a place in Guatemala about 132 mi (or 212 km) north of Guatemala City, the country's capital city.

Current time in Sayaxché is now 11:21 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named America / Guatemala with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 9 airports near Sayaxché, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Guatemala is Mundo Maya International Airport in a distance of 34 mi (or 55 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Guatemala is Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua in a distance of 119 mi (or 192 km), South-East.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: La Libertad, San Francisco, Santa Ana, San Benito and Flores. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 36°C / 97 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Chance of rainfall 6%
Air Humidity 36%
Air Pressure 1010.6 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 63% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Thursday, 19th of September 2019

36°C (96 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Moderate rain, setting, scattered clouds.

Friday, 20th of September 2019

35°C (95 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, clear sky.

Saturday, 21st of September 2019

34°C (94 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Light rain, calm, few clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Sayaxche Survivor, Guatemala

Published: December 13, 2007
Length: 34:56 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Cindy Bonham-Miller

11 cruising friends take an inland trip to Sayaxche, Guatemala to visit Maya Ruins.


Sayaxche vs Carcha apertura 2012 2013

Published: September 27, 2012
Length: 16:15 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sayaxche Furia del Pasion

Encuentro realizado en el estadio la pasión jornada 9 del torneo apertura de la primera división 2012 - 2013 donde Sayaxché venció cómodamente 4 goles a 0 al Deportivo Carcha.


super fuerte extreme kids Danilo Salguero

Published: August 21, 2012
Length: 16:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Danilo Salguero Orellana

concierto infantil en Asamblea de Dios el Jordán. sayaxche, peten.


Ben Whiff Rheneas Thomas & Friends Follow the Leader

Published: August 22, 2012
Length: 25:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Thomas theTrain

This short video is a follow the leader of Ben Whiff Rheneas and Thomas the Tank Engine.


VILMA CARDENAS GUATEMALA

Published: November 17, 2008
Length: 58:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Cesar Sol

video de mi amiga vilma cardenas.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Dos Pilas

Dos Pilas is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization located in what is now the department of Petén, Guatemala. It dates to the Late Classic Period, being founded by an offshoot of the dynasty of the great city of Tikal in AD 629 in order to control trade routes in the Petexbatún region, particularly the Pasión River.

Located at 16.4458, -90.2958 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mesoamerican pyramids, Maya sites in Petén Department, States and territories established in 629, 761 disestablishments, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Petén Department, Classic period in Mesoamerica

Seibal

Seibal, known as El Ceibal in Spanish, is a Classic Period archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the northern Petén Department of Guatemala. It was the largest city in the Pasión River region. The site was occupied from the Preclassic Period through to the Terminal Classic, with a significant hiatus. The principal phase of occupation dates to the Late Preclassic (400 BC – AD 200), followed by a decline in the Early Classic (AD 200–600).

Located at 16.5117, -90.0611 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Maya sites in Petén Department, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Petén Department, Classic period in Mesoamerica

Aguateca

Aguateca is a Maya site located in northern Guatemala's Petexbatun Basin, in the department of Petén. The first settlements at Aguateca date to the Late Preclassic period (300 BC - AD 350). The center was occupied from about 200 B.C. until about 800 B. C, when the city was attacked and ransacked. Because the city was rapidly abandoned by its population, Pompeii-style assemblages were left scattered on the floors of elite residences.

Located at 16.412, -90.1885 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mesoamerican pyramids, Maya sites in Petén Department, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Petén Department, Classic period in Mesoamerica

Arroyo de Piedra

Arroyo de Piedra is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in Guatemala located approximately 2-3 km east/northeast of Dos Pilas and 3 km west of Tamarindito. The site dates to the middle half of the Classic period. While initially a center of some regional importance, with the rise of Dos Pilas, Arroyo de Piedra was subsumed as a secondary center within the Petexbatun region.

Located at 16.46, -90.26 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Maya sites in Petén Department, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Petén Department

Tamarindito

Tamarindito is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located along an escarpment in the Petén department of Guatemala. The city was the capital of the Petexbatún region of the southwestern Petén during the Early Classic period but was displaced by the newly founded conquest state of Dos Pilas. In the 8th century Tamarindito turned on its new overlord and defeated it. After the destruction of the Dos Pilas kingdom the region descended into chaos and suffered rapid population decline.

Located at 16.45, -90.23 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Maya sites in Petén Department, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Petén Department, Classic period in Mesoamerica

Petexbatún

Petexbatún is a small lake formed by a river of the same name, which is a tributary of the La Pasion river. It is near Sayaxché, located in the southern area of the Guatemalan department of Petén. Archaeologists gave the name of Petexbatún State to a group of cities during the Classic period of the Maya Civilization that include Seibal, Itzan, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, Tamarindito, Punta de Chimino, Nacimiento, and others.

Located at 16.4324, -90.1873 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Guatemala, Geography of Mesoamerica, Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Petén Department

El Rosario National Park

El Rosario National Park is located in El Petén, Guatemala, on the eastern edge of the town of Sayaxché. . The park is named after laguna El Rosario, a small lake within its boundaries, and was formerly a state owned finca managed by the National Forestry Institute (INAB). In 1980 it was declared a national park. The park covers an area of 11.05 km², including El Rosario lake which has a surface area of 4 ha in the dry season, though it is considerably larger during the rainy season.

Located at 16.5272, -90.16 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National parks of Guatemala, Protected areas established in 1980

Las Cruces, El Petén

Las Cruces is a municipality in the northern Guatemalan department of El Petén. It is situated at 130 meter above sea level at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:16|38|10|N|90|11|02|W|type:landmark_region:GT |primary |name=Las Cruces }}. The municipality was founded in 2011 when it split off from the territory of La Libertad.

Located at 16.6361, -90.1839 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Municipalities of the Petén Department, Populated places in Guatemala

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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