Buildings of medium and large size show similar style to those found in Tikal, acropolis 23 km south of Uaxactún. It has a variety of stelae and an excellent panoramic jungle view from the top of its main temple. In the place several lodges and local guides are located that usually show the details of the constructions. The entrance cost to Tikal covers the entrance of Uaxactún.
Its name means "Ston of eight cycles of time"and is rarely constituted as an isolated destination, rather it is part of an extended tour for those who visit Tikal.
It is suggested that Uaxactún grew almost at the same level as Tikal during the end of the Preclassic Period until it became 378 in an existing city in the shadow of a strengthened Tikal.
It is located 23 kilometers north of this Mayan city. The entire archaeological area, including the population of Uaxactún, is part of a protected area. The journey from Tikal requires a lot of patience in a common car since it often demands the advantages of a four-wheel drive vehicle. This gets worse during the rainy season.
El pago de la entrada al Parque Arqueológico de Tikal permite el ingreso a Uaxactún como un destino global.De hecho, en Uaxactún no se paga ninguna tarifa para entrar al complejo arqueológico.
When visiting Uaxactún, it is vital to climb the structures to get to know its interior in the upper part, especially the greater temple that offers a wonderful view of the Petén jungle from what is now considered a viewpoint.