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
Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul is situated in the south east corner
of Mexico in the state of Campeche sharing a border with Guatemala.
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).
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
you want to visit the Calakmul Mayan ruins and the Biosphere Reserve
contact us and we will
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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