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Calakmul (Mexico)

Practical information about Calakmul

  • Countryside
  • Archaeological Site
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
7 hours by road from Cancun
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Calakmul

Aurélie Chartier Travel writer
45 travel articles

Calakmul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the oldest and most powerful of the Mayan cities.

My suggestion:
To fully enjoy the site I recommend that you rent a car, sleep the night before in one of the hotels in the area, and leave very early in the morning. You need a good half day for the visit.
In the south of the Yucatan peninsula, on the road from Campeche to Chetumal, Calakmul is completely isolated.Having visited really touristy pyramids like those at Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, I was able to appreciate how magical such a historic site could be.
Calakmul, Mexico
Nina Montagné Travel writer
153 travel articles

A superb ancient Mayan city in the south of Mexico.

My suggestion:
You need to spend a whole day there.
Calakmul is my favorite archaeological site in the whole of Mexico! This Mayan city, which is in the middle of the luxuriant and savage jungle in the south of Yucatan, is really beautiful. You really feel like you are at the ends of the earth.