Isla del Musgo (Tillandsia usneoides) – Yaxha Project

While you are looking for spider monkeys while you are strolling on the island of Topoxte, do not forget to look for a curious plant hanging from the tree branches.

On the lookout for spider monkeys at your walk through Topoxte Island, don’t forget to look up for a very curious plant hanging from the trees.

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The Yaxha Nakum Naranjo National Park offers a boat tour of the Yaxha lagoon to one of the most peculiar hidden Mayan cities: Topoxté. With a peculiar history about its emperors and citizens, today Topoxte is hidden in the nature of the Mayan jungle, but especially it is covered by an abundant plant hanging from the trees, just like the spider monkeys who love to be on the island.

National Park Yaxha Nakum Naranjo offers a boat trip by the Yaxha lake to one of the most particular maya hidden cities: Topoxte. With a peculiar history of its emperors and citizens, nowadays Topoxte is hidden in the nature of the Mayan jungle, but specially covered by an abundant plant hanging from the trees, just as spider monkeys, who also love spending time on the island.

Author:
Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
Colab. Tojín Benito Malchic
 
Date:
August and September 2018
 
Editor:
Ing. Vivian Díaz
Ing. Marcella Sarti
Ing. Elena Siekavizza
 
Photographers:
Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
Lic. Erick Flores
Maria Alejandra Gutierrez
 
Design and Layout:
Lic. Andrea Sánchez Díaz
Daniel Gálvez

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