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Calakmul Archaeological Zone

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Ancient Mayan city historians now believe to have been bigger than Chichén Itzá.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only But, is like 3, 3.5 hour drive from Campeche or Chetumal, you will pass to many towns with speed humps, the rest beautiful

Thank richard m
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Any site which involves a 120km round trip is worth a second thought - but this one is absolutely worth it. The drive is fascinating, amazing birds and flora, and when you arrive the lack of visitors and being buried in the rainforest means that...More

Thank carolinewagstaff
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

60 km one way from M186 sometimes bad road conditions, so it took at least 1 - 1,5 hrs one way. 30 min. walk from the entrance to the central plaza. Fantastic views from the top of the main pyramid.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed April 22, 2017

One of the best and greatest Maya cities and one of the best archaeological sites in Mexico. Not to be missed. Lots and lots of buildings.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

So, if you leave at 6am from the town of Tulum and drive essentially nonstop you can make it to the ruins for about 1pm and enjoy yourself for a few hours. Only suggestion is that you bring a lot of water and rent a...More

Thank Bart J
Reviewed March 30, 2017

If coming from Campeche (the west), make sure you fill up one last time in Escarcega. There are NO gas station from there to Calakmul and back. The next gas station is about 30-40 minutes past the exit to Calakmul. The gate at the main...More

1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Calakmul is amazing!!! a fantastic and very large archeological site. Probably the best! Embedded in the Jungle, Calakmul is a fantastic Mayan zone with amazing pyramids. The site is huge and there are many things yet to discover. The access is complicated but once there,...More

Thank Gerardoverap
Reviewed February 28, 2017

After a few hour walk in the jungle we spent few hours with our guide at the calakmul pyramids. Only a few tourists and no vendors. It seemed for real at last after overcrouded Chichen Itza. Great day! Take a guide!

Thank Linducka
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is a very large site with many pyramids and other structures. Once you turn off of the main road you will have to transfer to a van that will then take you to the site. It is a about an hours drive over a...More

1  Thank Art H
Reviewed January 29, 2017

This is a fantastic experience of the Ruins. There was only a handful of tourists there. It was not over run with bus tours and vendors. Plan to spend the day and bring a picnic.

Thank BCsaralou
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DaveFromUK1
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Tourist87Europe | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave - it was at the akalki spa in Bacalar, a good 2 hours drive. There are towns nearby Calakmul which will provide cheap lodging as opposed to Akalki which was 200$ per night dependant on time of year (well worth it... More
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