We stayed at the Mayabell Campground. It is only 2km from the site. John and I took a Collectivo for 10 pesos to the site. Always start your tour from the top entrance, not the bottom entrance. Trust me you will thank me!!! If you start at the bottom entrance you have a heck of a lot of steep stairs to climb.
We had water, sewer and power at our site. No WiFi
GPS Location: 17.48808 N 92.03781 W 200ft
The campground also has a restaurant, tenting sites( they have palapas so the tenters stay dry and you can string up a hammock), rooms for rent, showers/washrooms and swimming pool
The entrance is narrow, but we saw 30 ft rigs in the campground.
At night you can hear the howler monkeys. It is a sound you will not forget.
Inside the restaurant/reception area
John and I had a long day driving and decided to have dinner out. It was not bad for the price. Our total bill for two dinners with two beer was 130 pesos
Johns eating tacos
I decided on a hamburger and fries
John likes the pots hanging on the wroughtiron
John in his jungle hat
Outside the restaurant
Path to the tenting sites
Palapas in the tenting area ( lots of people put the tents under the palapas where they stayed nice and dry. It is not this green here for no reason. It rains alot!!!!!!!
Gizmo and John ( look at that vegetation!!!)
Rooms for rent
Pool area. It is a dammed up stream. On the other side of the pool is a pond filled with fish from the stream
Cabanas for rent
Treehouse for rent
Vendors at the upper entrance to the ruins
We paid 55 pesos each to enter the archeological site. You are allowed to climb the stairs and enter most of the buildings. This is the first site we have seen like this.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
This canal transported the water to the site from local waterfalls
When we were done visiting the ruins we exited at the lower entrance and walked across the road to the museum which displays items excavated from the site
Design by Angela 2008