This route is located in the south of the State, very close to the neighboring country of Guatemala, and its name alludes to the region where the great Mayan civilization was born and where the most powerful Mayan dynasty resided, the Kaan (Snakehead) dynasty is characterized by beautiful friezes and masks of modeled stucco and the great monumentality of its buildings. Calakmul is the most important site of the area which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014.
Archaeological Site of Balamkú
Museum of Nature and Archeology of Calakmul
Archaeological Site of Calakmul
Tiempo del recorrido:
Transfer time from Campeche to the first point of the route: 4 hrs.
Transfer time from Carmen to the first point of the route: 4 hrs.
Services: Gas station, self-service shops, hotels, restaurants in the city of Escárcega which is located approximately 2 hours from the sites.
Recommendations: Sleep in the area or otherwise leave the hotel early, protect yourself from the sun, rain, mosquitoes, provide at least 2 liters of water per person, bring food because there is no shops in the area.
How to get there: Take the 186 Federal Highway that goes from Escárcega - Chetumal, from Escárcega it is 98 km to the town of Conhuas, from here there is a detour of 4 km towards the archaeological zone of Balamkú, after visiting this site returns to Conhuas and after to 2 km of this population you will find the diversion of 60 km that will lead you to Calakmul.
Where to eat: Escárcega and Xpujil
Where to sleep: Escárcega and Xpujil
Archaeological sites open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.