Balam Ku

The name of Balamkú, means in Yucatec Mayan “The Temple of the Jaguar”, referring to the feline motifs shown in a frieze found at the site. The occupation of the site takes place in the Late Preclassic, while its peak is reached during the Classic Period; the decay of the site occurs during the early


Its name means “A ravine formed by water”, perhaps making reference to the dry moat encircling the main architectural groups in the site.  the first settlements in the site happened in the Late Pre-classic and its apogee during the Classic period, while its decay occurred in the Late Postclassic Becán, has been classified as the

Balam Ku

The natural area of Balam Kú is part of a natural biological corridor.  This is where the famous bat’s sanctuary is located.  The Natural Protected Area of Balam Ku is attached to the Calakmul Bisophere Reserve, and holds a group of Mayan buildings under the same name. It is the habitat for several species of

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

Calakmul is a spectacular natural scenario with over 1,000,000 hectares of extension, which make of it the second largest natural protected area in Mexico. This impressive forest is home to a large diversity of vegetal and animal species. Among them there are cats such as puma, oncilla, ocelot and jaguar.  It is also habitat for