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Description: Ancient Mayan city historians now believe to have been bigger than Chichén...
Ancient Mayan city historians now believe to have been bigger than Chichén Itzá.
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We made this into a day trip from chetumal, which was a bit ambitious. But well worth the trip. Hidden down a windy road deep in the forest gives you a greater sense of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We made this into a day trip from chetumal, which was a bit ambitious. But well worth the trip. Hidden down a windy road deep in the forest gives you a greater sense of the importance of the ruins. Your still able to climb these ruins which provides awesome views.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Be prepared for a long drive! We visited here from Xpujil which was the closest hotel we could find and it was about 2 hours from there. The site itself was well preserved and if you are lucky you will see some of the local wildlife while roing the site. As well as the long drive down a small jungle... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a great time visiting this park in March 2015. It's amazingly beautiful, off the tourist path and has great Mayan ruins and lots of animals. However, I wouldn't recommend staying at the Yaax'che camp at 6km. The staff was nice and the services are basic and functional (though very expensive for what they offer). The trouble came when... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place will beat any other ruin you have a chance to see in Mexico, if you have the time for the 6.5 hour drive from Cancun, you won't regret it. From aggressively angry colorful turkeys, to loud howler monkeys and countless iguanas, you will get some wildlife will climbing some of the most breathtaking structures in ancient mayan civilization.... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You begin your trip to Calakmul by packing a lunch and adequate water for the day because there are no food vendors or locations to purchase water once you enter the area. The access road (40 km) will currently cost you 28 pesos per person, followed by a 61 peso fee per car to enter the bio-reserve area (20 km).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing place nestled between the borders of Mexico and Guatemala. Second biggest biosphere in America. over 6000 Mayan structures 80% covered by jungle. Close to "Bacalar" Lagoon, Campeche, and Belize. Great infrastructure around that area (hotels, food, shopping). Campeche is a UNESCO site patrimony to humanity. "Bacalar" Lagoon has four "Cenotes" (underground rivers) which feed the lagoon, there is a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Thanks to Ka'an Expedition, we were lucky to have Felipe, a well educated and mannered young man who spoke excellent English, as our private guide. From Ixjupil to the site there are about 60kms of main road and 65 of a good jungle road. On the jungle road we saw many birds, including, vultures, lineated woodpecker, a mottled owl sleeping... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Aside from the ruins, which are majestic, my kids get to see two types of monkeys, several species of precious birds, a wild turkey which was very wild (it had a fight with our car, with no damage to the car, but a good experience for the kids), and above all, when you are at the top of the pyramid,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You travel for an hour along a bumpy road and the walk for 30 mins to see very little. Other places nearby have so much more to offer. We didn't understand why it's so famous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Maybe you think Chichen Itza is the best of Maya culture, but is not. Calakmul is huge and was, with Tikal (Guatemala) the tow capitals of the mayan classic period. Calakmul is in the first mix Biosphere Reserve and archeological site in México. The site is 60 Km inside of the reserve, about 1 hr from the main road and... More 

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