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Becan Ruins

Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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well worth the visit

Becan is a relatively unvisited site. It is unique in that it is surrounded by a moat and a series... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Art H
Weaverville, North Carolina
great Mayan site!

Lots of structures amongst the greenery, surprising number of columns in architecture, not very... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Claremont, California
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Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Becan is a relatively unvisited site. It is unique in that it is surrounded by a moat and a series of wall. The buildings are in very good shape and many of them still have remnants of the original colors and stucco facades.

Thank Art H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lots of structures amongst the greenery, surprising number of columns in architecture, not very frequented by tourists so we had it to ourselves. Really memorable walk past history.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Better than Chicanna. Lots to see. It's fun the be able to explore them in depth. Could stand to remove a few tres tho so we can see the ruins.

Thank Caleb N
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The ruins were interesting with a big climb to the top of the main structure. Local kids offered to 'watch our car' for a price in the car park which we declined. After leaving the ruins the kids seemed disappointed in the pesos in change...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Becan is besides Rio Bec the most important archeological site in the Mayan stile known as "Rio Bec". While the latter is not really open to the public, and not officially accessible, Rio Bec is near a federal highway and a small village. The splendid...More

Thank travel_advisor44
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a lovely site in the middle of the jungle close to Chicanna and Xpujil. Hardly anyone else there as it's quite off the beaten track, but it's well worth the visit. Again you can climb the pyramids here, if you dare.

Thank pathaw
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Becán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located near the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche, about 150 km north of Tikal. The name Becan was bestowed on the site by archaeologists...More

2  Thank Hubert645
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Not that easy to get to but once you get there you'll see it is totally worth it. 2 hrs drive from Xpujil (near town from Calakmul with phone signal, gas station etc, there are other towns such as conhuas but no wifi. I stayed...More

1  Thank JavierLahud
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This little Maya-ruin-town is right in the middle of the jungle and very much like you expect a ruin to be from movies and pictures. Come in the afternoon for moody sunlight filtering through the canopy. Here you can climb a pyramid, it is steep,...More

1  Thank Esperis
Reviewed 22 March 2016

In our journey, we didn't plan to go to Cobra, so we thought we miss a chance to climb the pyramids. The tour guide bought us here, and when we saw the rope, we were so excited and to climb up. On the top of...More

Thank 954hungg
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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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