The combination of Calakmul and Rio Bec Dreams was the highlight of our 2 weeks travelling around by hire car- as voted by our 3 teenage kids aged 18,17, 14 - 3 hours from Campeche and 4 hours back to Playa, We did not have time in 2 weeks to go all the way to Palenque (but we were told Calakmul was better by a Chilean backpacker who we gave a lift to and from the ruins.) It was amazing to be able to climb the ruins and the view from the top was priceless.
The food and accommodation was excellent and Rick and Diane were great hosts, i would recommend that you stay two nights here as it takes another 90 minutes to get to the ruins, and you don't want to rush the great breakfast! Rick and Diane gave us an excellent map to help guide us around the site as there were very few people there, they also supplied us with a packed lunch. Accommodation was in separate huts with a veranda and it was all enclosed within netting so there were no bites. There was also purified water available as well as tea and coffee in the rooms. There was a great atmosphere and i would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rio Bec Dreams Hotel Calakmul