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Becan Ruins

Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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Very interesting ruins. Lots of buildings and many interesting facts about them. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mexico City
Best site we visited!

We visited a lot of sites in Mexico and I think this was the best. From entering you could see that... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“tunnel” (6 reviews)
“stucco” (5 reviews)
“ruin” (7 reviews)
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Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting ruins. Lots of buildings and many interesting facts about them. I highly recommend looking for a guide to have the explanations and to not missing some very interesting places and specially the stucco sculpture that is magnificent.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited a lot of sites in Mexico and I think this was the best. From entering you could see that it was better organised than most of the others and there was a team of people who were actually working to keep the site...More

Thank 250ABR
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the most amazing Mayan ruins I have ever visited , very well kept secret , need more promotion .

Thank viajerosmex
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were positively surprised by these ruins. Nice buildings to explore and climb to the top, pyramid with good view and a well preserved mask. Be careful to not miss some parts. First we walked to the left, where are 4 major buildings to explore....More

Thank T G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited the Becan ruins on the same day that we visited Hormiguero, Xpujil and Chicanna. Of the four, Becan was easily my favorite. The city's defenses are spectacular, and there are tunnels EVERYWHERE that you can crawl into. We saw bats and visited crawlspaces...More

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited this place during our round trip in Mexico. This ruined mayan town is not very large, but is one of few who had a moat around it. The architecture is interesting, with vaulted corridor still intact. Big pyramid of Becan is in good...More

Thank Superkatt
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Of all the smaller ruins near Calakmul, this was far and away my favorite. The scale and relationship of the buildings was just magnificent. Be sure to go through the tunnel to get from the first area to the second area with the two pyramids....More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting the overwhelming pyramids and other public buildings of the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Etza , these small archaeological sites at Xpujil, Chincanna, and Becan in Campeche State were a treasure in their own way. For one thing, the monuments and sites are considerably...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're in the area, definitely stop at the Becan Ruins. This is a much smaller site than Calakmul obviously but really a great site. When we visited there was only one other couple there and it was well maintained and worth a couple hours.

Thank mbartrip
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had no expectations, just wanted to take a break from driving from Bacalar to Campeche; it was wonderful! We were almost alone there and took a tour (approx. 300mxn). You can climb on many ruines (also very high ones) and take great pictures. The...More

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Heather G
Where did you stay before visiting Becan and how did you get into the ruin, is a reservation required?
11 January 2015|
Response from JavierLahud |
I stayed at the hotel called Maya Balam, really nice place in Xpujil. Still 2 hours away from Calakmul, but is the best you can get with not much $. Xpujil is like 10k away from Becan and you don't need a reservation in... More
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