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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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  • Es un lugar muy hermoso donde se tiene un contacto con la naturaleza.. como zona arqueológica es un lugar único.. con paisajes únicos.. 
  • Only for those who love adventure 60 km in the jungle until you get to the place Beautiful big archeological zone, 2-4 hours of walking. Beautiful pictures in the buildings among the jungle Jungle is ...  more »
  • Calakmul is kind of out of the way. Just getting to the hotel nearby was off the beaten path, and then the road leading to the park is 50+ km of potholes and bumps. But the trek is worth it because th...  more »