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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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Words and pictures cannot describe this place! You should just go!

We stayed in Xpujil. Lucky to have gotten an English guide, and the guides only started going to wait at the entrance two days before we arrived. Definitely worth it to get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Xpujil. Lucky to have gotten an English guide, and the guides only started going to wait at the entrance two days before we arrived. Definitely worth it to get a guide for a 4 hour tour! Although it is open year round, as far as I know, guides only show up during the busy seasons. During low... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It quite far away from The Main cities of Yucatan But this Place is amazing... All The maya sites are quite similar, Except calakmul... complete surrounded by nature... You Just need 1 day And patience To stay hours And hours on a bus but those viewes certainly deserve!

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Thank sillogi
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you are in Campeche you have to visit Calakmul its a magical place . You get to see wild animals like monkeys and tons of birds and at the same time you see the amazing ruins which in my opinion are one of the best in all the country . Visit Calakmul the 4 hours of trip are worth... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We decided to visit Calakmul as it seemed to be remote, off the beaten track, less-visited Mayan site that´s been an important center of power in the past. We rented a car in Chetumal and drove to Calakmul from Xpujil. The road leading to the ruins is really tough. You´ve got to be really careful in order to keep your... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Calakmul is waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere. First you have to get to nowhere and then drive another 60km on a narrow road though the jungle to visit the ruins. It took us 2 hours from Xpujul just to get to the ruins. Make sure to bring plenty of pesos with you as there are 3 pay stations... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Long drive from Playa del Carmen and this site is definitely off the beaten path. You will only have a small number of people there each day. The site is very larger and you will have a lot of walking to do. You will see monkeys swinging in the trees. Highly recommended trip of you are into ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This site is definitely off the beaten path but that means less people. The site is huge, one of the larger ones I think. On our hike out we were accompanied by a troop of monkeys swinging in the trees. Highly recommended trip of you are into ruins.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was the best day we had on our entire trip and it is absolutely worth it! We went to other Mayan ruins as well, but this was so much better. The drive there is already fantastic (you need your own car and best to bring a guide along) and you can spot so many animals on the way. And... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Having visited about 7 or 8 Mayan sites (including Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, Edzna) this places stands head and shoulders above them all - literally and emotionally. The drive through the jungle, the fact that there are only about 20 visitors a day, having the opportunity to spend an hour atop the tallest Mayan structure in the Yukutan and surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of four Mayan sites we visited - and, by far, the most enigmatic and interesting. Calakmul is a massive site in the southern Yucatan, not far from the Guatemalan border - a rival city to Tikal. At this point only a relatively small number of the buildings have been even partially excavated - but they are fully accessible. The... More 

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