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Calakmul Archaeological Zone, Campeche

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Within Mexico's largest tract of tropical jungle lies Calakmul Archaeological Zone, site of one of the largest and most powerful Mayan cities. In 1931, excavation here unearthed temples, burial crypts, and over 6,000 buildings of the ancient city. Climb two of the tallest Mayan pyramids ever discovered, and enjoy the views from atop. Count over 120 stelae (commemorative stone slabs), more than at any other Mayan site; some date back to 435 CE. The region surrounding the site is rich in wildlife, including spider monkeys, anteaters, and countless species of birds. Put Calakmul Archaeological Zone and other Calakmul attractions into our Calakmul itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Any site which involves a 120km round trip is worth a second thought - but this one is absolutely worth it. The drive is fascinating, amazing birds and flora, and when you arrive the lack of visitors ...  more »
  • 60 km one way from M186 sometimes bad road conditions, so it took at least 1 - 1,5 hrs one way. 30 min. walk from the entrance to the central plaza. Fantastic views from the top of the main pyramid.  more »
  • One of the best and greatest Maya cities and one of the best archaeological sites in Mexico. Not to be missed. Lots and lots of buildings.  more »