Trade was important activity on the regional level and with more distant areas of Maya zone and Mesoamerica.
Trade routes were established between different places for transporting vanilla, rubber, feathers, jaguar skins, tobacco and honey.
For moving shells, dried fish and pearls from Gulf Coast to Central Mexico, Chiapas highlands, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama, these routes were used.
This trade was under the supervision of merchants, belonging to the nobility, whose products were carried by slaves along land routes or sent by river and sea in large canoes.
Trade was usually carried out by exchanging different products, although cacao beans were also used as currency.