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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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The best views. Best pyramids, much better then Chichen itza. Took us 6hours to get there but truly worth every minute. Stayed in a little hotel/cabins by the gate to enter. Fully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The best views. Best pyramids, much better then Chichen itza. Took us 6hours to get there but truly worth every minute. Stayed in a little hotel/cabins by the gate to enter. Fully recommend staying there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Between Palenque,Calakmul and Tikal, I prefer calakmul. Located in the mittle of a wildlife reserve, it is calm, peaceful but hard to get to. Climb up the two tallest temples and on a clear day you might see Tikal! The view is incredible!

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B.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Impressive arqueological site in middle of jungle With monkeys jumping around in the trees. Need to walk a little to reach pyramids. Worth climbing up but be careful really narrow high Steps.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Going to Calakmul was an amazing experience. It was a long drive, a lot of down a winding two-way road that was really narrow; there were times we dreaded meeting another vehicle travelling the other way. When we arrived was paid our entrance fee, and got ready to start our hike through the jungle to the ruins. We were approached... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Campeche
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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