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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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Wow. Just wow.

Extraordinary ruins, well preserved. Not ruined by too much information, but there is enough to help it all to make sense. Not much else there though, be warned - you'll need your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Extraordinary ruins, well preserved. Not ruined by too much information, but there is enough to help it all to make sense. Not much else there though, be warned - you'll need your own food and water. We were staying in the jungle an hour away on a field camp, but it's a heck of a drive to get there from... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As stated many times before. Great place! Ruins you can climb! Magic mystical in the jungle Monkeys, birds... All there we saw it all... (Without reeealy searching). But then... The 60km from the main highway... Painfull, long... Not fun! It makes you wonder if its worth it ( but then I was today at Tulum.... Heeeelp masses of tourists....) Maybe... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't wait to return! Unfortunately, the mosquitos had just hatched in the area (mid June) and were terrible! Our guide said he'd never experienced them that bad. But, whatever!, you're in the jungle, visiting an amazing place. Very few people there. Hired a guide from town the day before. Worth it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The site is quite far from the main road but it is totally worth traveling there. Once you get turn from the main highway, you have about 75 min of driving in a really small paved road. They are 3 stops on the road where you need to pay entrance fees for different reason( why not just put one??) you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Calakmul is a very great experience! We traveled from Palenque to Campeche and rent a car from the airport. Be careful when you rent the car, check carefully everything including the tyre! We had problem when we gave back the car. The drive to Calakmul is long but definitely worth it. You get to see the ruins in the nature... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

in mexico, on a tight budget, we were struggling to decide which ruin to visit. We heard and read alot about palenque and chican itza so we were tossing between the two. suffice to say after hearing about calakmul we decided to take a risk away from the guide books and head south into the jungle... From chetumal we hired... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Really long trip (more than an hour drive through forest) but so worth it. Forest itself is pretty wild with some hocofaisans and other birds crossing the road in front of your vehicle and howler monkeys wandering around (and howling, yep) which adds to experience. Archaeological site itself is epic - incredible pyramids in a wild selva, with trees growing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Not touristy at all. Plants are not as dense/tropical as ruins such as Kohunlich. However, being able to explore ruins almost by your self is quite an experience! No vendors to bug you here either. Most of the building are somewhat worn in comparison to sites such as Palenque or Chichen Itza. However, the temple is quite impressive. Loved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We drove to Calakmul from Campeche (equipped with plenty water and food), started at 7:30am and arrived almost exactly 4 hours later. The drive isn't overly pleasant as it's mostly through towns and you constantly get slowed down by speed bumps and lorries along the way. The route took us down the 180 and then along the 186 and because... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

It really gets hot quickly, so I suggest going up the tallest pyramid first. Take a photo of the map that is posted near the ticket booth. At the entrance, make a left and head for Structure 1 & 2. It is so tall that you can't see the top from the ground level! You have to go to the... More 

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