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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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Calakmul Archaelogical Zone and Reserve Day Trip from Palenque
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Archaelogical Site of Calakmul and Biosphere Day Trip from Villahermosa

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 21 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 20 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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Bampton, United Kingdom
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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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The site is quite far from the main road but it is totally worth traveling there. Once you get turn from the main highway, you have about 75 min of driving in a really small paved road. They are 3 stops on the road where you need to pay entrance fees for different reason( why not just put one??) you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Calakmul is a very great experience! We traveled from Palenque to Campeche and rent a car from the airport. Be careful when you rent the car, check carefully everything including the tyre! We had problem when we gave back the car. The drive to Calakmul is long but definitely worth it. You get to see the ruins in the nature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

in mexico, on a tight budget, we were struggling to decide which ruin to visit. We heard and read alot about palenque and chican itza so we were tossing between the two. suffice to say after hearing about calakmul we decided to take a risk away from the guide books and head south into the jungle... From chetumal we hired... More 

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