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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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Only for those who love adventure 60 km in the jungle until you get to the place Beautiful big archeological zone, 2-4 hours of walking. Beautiful pictures in the buildings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only for those who love adventure 60 km in the jungle until you get to the place Beautiful big archeological zone, 2-4 hours of walking. Beautiful pictures in the buildings among the jungle Jungle is everything you can see- nothing else Not crowded place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calakmul is kind of out of the way. Just getting to the hotel nearby was off the beaten path, and then the road leading to the park is 50+ km of potholes and bumps. But the trek is worth it because that also means Calakmul was not overrun with tourists. Most of the day we had the place to ourselves,... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Chichen Itza, Kohunlich, Tulum and Calakmul. Out of all of these Calakmul is by far, and I mean far, the best experience. If the site were more accessible it would be the main draw to the region hands down. It is out of your way but if you are around Campeche or Bacalar this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I was GRANDPAcking in the Yucatan Peninsula for 3 months and stopped by in Xpujl to see the Calakmul ruins on my way to Belize... I had just come from Uxmal ... another beautifully impressive site. Calakmul is very different. Calakmul is surprisingly difficult to get to considering that it is on the main southern Yucatan Peninsula highway between Campeche... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

By far my favourite archeological zone. Was very quiet when we visited as its a controlled zone. No vendors inside. The jungle is ever present and the ruins fascinating. Highly recommend having a local guide as its a confusing site.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The site is big, and the pyramids are grandiouse. Views from the top of one of the two largest pyramids is really something. Getting to the site can be a bit costy but not necessarily if you know some Spanish. It's very much worth a visit.

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Melvin Village, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a duplicate of my review also listed under Zona Arqueologica Rio Bec as it's in the same area. We stayed at Hotel Puerta Calakmul principally to be as close to the ruins at Calakmul as we could. It is still at least a 1.5 hr ride into Calakmul from the main highway, Rt 186 if you have your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

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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