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There are just a few places in the world where a biosphere reserve holds an entire archeological area. The area of Calakmul Biosphere Reserve comprises the largest concentration of Mayan Ruins and is also home to countless species of plants and animals, which you can see if you enter the park early in the morning. The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is the second largest protected area in Mexico and is as large to maintain around 400 jaguars, one of the largest populations on Earth.


The Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul is situated in the south east corner of Mexico in the state of Campeche sharing a border with Guatemala.


Calakmul archaelogocial

In addition to the old Mayan city of Calakmul, there are the La Muñeca ruins, Hormiguero and Balamkú. Just outside the reserve there are several other ancient Mayan ruins. Calakmul City alone contains 6,750 ancient structures and the tallest pyramid in Mexico. Cyrus L. Lundell, a biologist, made the site known to the archaeological community and named it Calakmul (ca = two, lak = adjacent, mul = pyramid - Calakmul therefore is the City of the Two Adjacent Pyramids).



Calakmul ecological

In Mexico you can find around 10% of all plants and animals of the world. To protect its biological heritage, Mexico has implemented a National System of Protected Areas. The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, located in Campeche, is such a place and the largest tropical forest area in Mexico. Help local communities to benefit from the conservation of jaguars. Promote environmental education about jaguars. Saving the Calakmul rain forests will save the jaguars and another 60,000 species of plants and animals. For more information how to protect the Jaguars click here. If you want to visit the Calakmul Mayan ruins and the Biosphere Reserve contact us and we will offer you a tour according your needs.

Hotels in this area:

Xpuhil or Xpujil - From this pleasant village, you can see a lot of Maya sites.

Chicanná Ecovillage Ramada Resort Rustic, yet comfortable cabins of one or two levels, forest ancient Maya cites, flora, fauna as well as the excellent gastronomy of the place are part of an exiting jungle experience as only Chicanna Ecovillage Resort. Ramada Hotels developed an ecological village with all the comforts of a great hotel from where to explore the entire Calakmul area. Ecovillage lives up to its name, processing organic waste from inorganic including sewage waste, managing a nursery of precious wood trees, and using rainwater deposits for a no-pollution air conditioning system. The exuberant rainforest surrounds the immaculately landscaped grounds of Ecovillage where you hear the sounds of many tropical birds and if you are lucky, the roar of a jaguar. A place where you certainly will come back. Reservation request

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