Hotel Puerta Calakmul
Travel Blogs from Calakmul
We stayed at the Eco resort which is at the beginning of the road to the calakmul ruins, 60klm of 40k and hour pot holed road ahead to get to the ruins. So sleeping in the jungle area, seeing the howler monkeys was wonderful. They are so big and really get revved up when you are near their tree. Their sound is like a jaguar so fierce. We picked up a guide at the start of the road, squished her into the back of ...
Nice leisurely start today. 9.30 Spanish lesson where we learned some relevant phrases. This was followed by another jungle skills session with John. It consisted of orienteering and GPS work. Boys really enjoyed this. Lunch then a quiz on the week - my team won. An easy afternoon - managed to have a little sleep on the tour buses behind the museum. Ended the day with a campfire and marshmallows. Reminded me of bring back in the states ...
Day 3 began with a very bad night's sleep - concrete base to the tent plus the searing heat meant I was tossing and turning all night. Up eat,y and breakfast of cornflakes followed by a morning spent with Tim the herpetologist. We headed out about a Km to dig pitfall traps. Boys did well and we were rewarded with ...
... not looking forward to sleeping tonight as I am guessing it won't be the comfiest. A late lunch of tortillas, refried beans and chicken. We then had a little explore around the campsite, spotting a plethora of animals and plants. So much life here it's insane! We then had a very informative lecture by Dr Kathy on what to expect from the week ahead - herps, mammals and bird ...
After a very hot and tiring day, travelling 476 kilometers, we settled into a Hotel called U Xul Kah, which had a Mayan theme, with pots and paintings in bright clay colours. I jumped into the pool and exercised my arm to get the swelling down and alleviate some of the pain. It’s still giving me a bit of grief on the days of lots of gear changes, and when we ride through the villages ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking