is not a large Mayan site, but is well worth the visit.
It's close to the road and very flat, so it's easy to
see in about 1.5 hours.In
Chicanna, the builders took advantage of the slightly
high elevation to construct several groups of rooms and
enclosures for carrying out ritual ceremonies.
Evidence of occupation dates back to the period known as
the Late Preclassic (300 BC to 200 AD) while the last
stages of activity date to the Early Post classic (1100
AD). The ancient name is not known and was named
Chicanna when discovered in 1966. The name
refers to structure II which alludes to the House of the
Serpent mouth. Chi, mouth, can, serpent and na,
to its location, dimensions and rich decoration of the
buildings, it has been considered a small elitist center
of Becan which possibly served as a residential zone for
the rulers of Becan.