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Melchor de Mencos is in Guatemala on the border with Belize and is usually a place that most travelers merely pass through, but it does have some stelae and zoomorphs in a square not far away. From the border, go to the first main road to the right. It is off to the right maybe a 20 minute walk away.

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There are multiple banks with ATMs about a 10 minute walk from the border along the main street into town, as well as numerous touts on the border doing cash exchange.




Tikal Travel there can arrange a number of tours, including Yaxhá to Nakum to Tikal. It is located at the Río Mopan Lodge.


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  • Nakum, a former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, can be visited by guided tour from Melchor.

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