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About Calakmul

Anyone who considers himself a lover of eco-tourism and outdoor activities will find in the young municipality of Calakmul a matchless jewel. Located in the state of Campeche, Calakmul was one of the most important cities of the Mayan civilization, adjoining on the east side with Quintana Roo and Belice, on the south side with Guatemala and on the west with the municipalities of Escarcega and Carmen.

Biosphere Reserve

Declared in 2002 as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul is a magical place of great importance since is a natural protected area and for being one of the main tourist attractions of the area.

The Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, with over 700 hectares, is one of the largest tropical reserves in the country. Along with an archaeological site and its closeness with some other old Mayan cities, it possesses a majestic jungle that will surprise its visitors.

Calakmul is home to some very precious species, such as the cougar, the ocelot and the emblematic Jaguar, an endangered species and very precious in the Mayan culture. Mammals living in this jungle are the howler monkey, spider monkey, ant-eater, armadillo and deer; there are almost 300 species of birds, among them: parakeets, toucans and turkeys. There are also about 50 species of reptiles and 400 of butterflies. Among the vegetation are almost 1600 different species of plants and trees.