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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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All reviews howler monkeys the main road biosphere reserve off the beaten path hour drive mayan sites ancient city bring plenty of water early in the morning maya site large site off limits pot holes nearest town rental car long trip we spent hours
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Calakmul Mexico... try to get here before 6 am, bring a lot of food and water, the first 20 km try ti drive slow because you can find wild animals. And finally you will visit the volcano of bats, 10 km near of Calakmul

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

These are beautiful ruins. Off the beaten path and it takes a while to get there. Make sure you fill up at Xujpil because there isn't fuel between there and the ruins. Make sure you hire a guide as the site is absolutely huge and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Check out Calakmul for Mayan architecture. Great buildings and structures. If you like to walk this is for you. Watch where you step and especially if you want to climb any of the structures. Don't forget the cold water to keep hydrated. Wear good hiking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed March 10, 2019

60 km deep in the Jungle, very tall (around 50 meters tall) pyramids to climb, view is one of a kind when you are standing at the top of the pyramids. We have seen monkeys, many birds, tarantulas during our stay. Total entrance fee is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

It’s not easy to get here, but when you do, you will not regret. Well worth to go with a guide. It’s in the middle of the jungle so there is a great chance you’ll get to see all kinds of animals and birds. If...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

We have visited just about all the major Mayan sites in the Yucatan and wanted to see Calakmul. As others have mentioned, the road to the site is not very good, I think it took us a good 90 minutes to travel to the site...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MGG56
Reviewed January 30, 2019

First the logistics: from the nearest highway it's still a 1 1/2 hour drive to Calkakmul. The road is mostly paved but still full of potholes. We let our guide do the driving - less stressful. Second, guide or no guide? Unless you are a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Well worth the long trip to get to Calakmul (winding road with lots of potholes!) Large site - we spent 4 hours walking around and viewing the structures and enjoying being in the jungle. Be sure to bring water and something to eat - there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank xAmaronex
Reviewed January 13, 2019

The ruins and the size of the site are quite stunning. Climbing on top of these pyramids is a unique experience: wherever you look at is just jungle and seating on top of these pyramids you can here jaguars roaring here and there. Mesmerizing experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vincentm516
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Wild but accessible Maya site that will make you feel the Mayan spirit immersed in the colors and sounds of the jungle. Unmissable experience if you want to bring home a special memory of the Yucatan. -Bring water with you. (eventually you may possibly buy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dave P
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