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Rio Bec Dreams Hotel

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Carretera 186, Escarcega-Chetumal Km. 142, Calakmul 24640 Mexico
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Calakmul
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Set among the trees and orchids of our low jungle, Rio Bec Dreams is just 20 minutes from the Calakmul road. We offer 3 large cabanas and 4 smaller jungalows each with its own private bathroom and deck. Quality linens and comfortable beds combine with evening breezes to give you a great sleep. Jungalows have a double bed or 2 single beds, cabanas have a queen bed plus 1 or 2 single beds. Our professional staff is here to provide daily housekeeping, answer travel questions and provide restaurant and bar service. Our restaurant serves European, Indian and British cuisine plus a bit of Mexican and is renowned in the peninsula. Our bar is the focal point of guests' interactions. Our central garden area has mature bamboo and a dipping pool, it has been called an oasis. Safe, free parking is close to your accommodation and lit all night. Subtly lit concrete pathways keep your shoes clean and dry in the rainy season.
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Free parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Conference facilities
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun umbrellas
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Bottled water
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Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Spanish

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Sympathic lodge in the selva of the Calakmul Natural Reserve. The owners are running the hotel with thier staff, they provide you with a lunch pakket, a map and a written explaination to visit the ruins on your own. At the evening they serve you a descend dinner, you can enjoy the food and chat with the other guests.
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We really enjoyed our few days here. The jungalow was comfortable with good shower. We enjoyed sitting on our porch with a drink, watching the Yucatán jays. We also think we spotted jaguarundis and an agouti in the evening. Our meals at the restaurant were excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were given lots of good tips about places to visit by Diana and Rick. The bat volcano was amazing, Calakmul was a long drive but absolutely worth it. The views from the top are worth the climb. Becán was very interesting and Hormiguero was great, especially since we were the only ones there. Rio Bec Dreams is a good base for all these wonderful sights.
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This was our second visit to Rio Bec Dreams. Two year ago, we stayed for 4 nights, which allowed us to visit both Calakmul and the *many* smaller sites in the area. We enjoyed Calakmul, but were even more impressed by several of the smaller sites, so decided to return for just 3 nights, skipping a return to Calakmul. When planning this trip, there was no question of where we would stay: Rio Bec Dreams! First, the owners are extremely personable: Diane is English, Rick is Canadian, & they have lived in the area for almost 20 years. They are both very knowledgeable about the sites and also about the area in general (e.g.Is there a local gas station that accepts credit cards?). And, very importantly, they are happy to share their knowledge with their guests. The cabanas are lovely, each thoughtfully decorated with Mexican crafts and furnished with comfortable beds & good linens & towels. We also really appreciate that they furnish a large container of potable water in each unit & are happy to refill if needed...fewer plastic bottles for the land fill. Finally, the food is amazing: individually selected & prepared; breakfasts are yummy and Diane's pastas are excellent. It's amazing that they can pull off all of this deep in the jungle! Some other reviewers have complained about road noise: It is true that the property is (necessarily) along the only real road in the area but the casitas are built at the back edge of the property, as far away from the road as possible. We could hear some truck noise in our unit but, when waking during the night, it was totally silent except for jungle sounds. We never felt, during either of our stays, that road noise was a problem. Don't mess around: This is the place to stay in the area!
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This hotel is individual rooms dotted about a clearing in the forest, very close to a large, busy main road. We were a group of 7 tourists and 2 guides and occupied 5 cabanas. 3 of us had our rooms broken into, while we were sleeping and had goods stolen, some from right beside our heads while asleep. This is because the window is not a window as such but is just a piece of plastic mosquito netting that can be cut with a knife or scissors. There is no safe in the room and no bars of any kind, or wooden slats at the windows. The door to our cabana was amazingly insecure too. Our hostess thought it was the work of a disgruntled ex-employee, and given her treatment of her employees, that wouldn’t surprise me. While making fabulous food and a breakfast fruit plate to die for, sh is very disparaging about her staff infront of them, assuming they don’t understand, but I bet some of them do. Once they knew about the robberies, our host and his wife were very helpful but I felt it was to protect themselves and cover their backs because they have to be liable in every way for the lack of security. No safes, no bars at the windows, no watchman at night, no nothing. It has made me so aware of security that I shall always check the possiblity of being broken into, wherever we stay, now.
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We stayed 5 days and used Rio Dec Dreams Hotel as starting point for our trips to Calakmul, Xpuhil, Becan, Balamku archaeological places and nature walks. Clean and comfortable cabanas, great food, exceptional service, help in planing trips/walks.
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PRICE RANGE
$56 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rio bec dreams hotel calakmul
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaCampecheCalakmul
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Bec Dreams Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Bec Dreams Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Zona Arqueologica Rio Bec (2.8 miles) and Chicaná Mayan Ruins (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Bec Dreams Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Bec Dreams Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Bec Dreams Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Bec Dreams Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Rio Bec Dreams Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.