Yaax'Che | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
173.9 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
PHOTOtrail

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Bucket
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Expensive jungle camping at Yaax'Che at 150 pesos per person. Basically a dirt parking lot. There are long drop washrooms and some kind of showers, reddish rainwater in plastic buckets which you can pour over your head with empty yogurt containers. You can also stay in their read- pitched tents.

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First of all - not dog friendly - NO DOGS ALLOWED!! Would not even listen to reason and we are responsible dog peeps. Secondly - very unwelcoming hosts. Third - the access road, while 2wd passable, is a nightmare and a slow crawl for 700m. It’s best to avoid although it was doable in our lifted Westy. Last - the parking area is stifling, buggy near dusk, and a bit of a dust bowl.

As @K.Cap’Route suggested, Hostal Casa Mozocco is a MUCH better place to stay.

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A éviter. Camping très cher pour des prestations médiocres. 150 pesos par personne pour dormir sur le parking. Possibilité d’utiliser les commodités rudimentaires. Hôtes pas accueillants pour les overlanders. Allez plutôt à l’hostal Casa Mazzoco à Becan même si cela rallonge pour aller au site de Calakmul. Vous y trouverez un accueil digne de ce nom.

A place to avoid. Expensive camping for mediocre offerings on the premices. 150 pesos per person per night to park. Possibility to use the basic facilities. Not very welcoming hosts for overlanders.
Instead go to hostal casa Mozocco on Becan even if it takes more time to Calakmul ruins. You’ll get there a real welcoming place.

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Basic place mostly for tent camping. RV can stay on there parking lot. Not for big rigs! The last 1.5 km are very small. Our rig is 3.5m high and 2.20m wide, we did but we got some scratches! We saw monkeys playing. Bathrooms very basic but clean.

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Convenient to visit the Calakmul site…300pesos for 2 people Very very basic but nice in the jungle

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We found this is a wonderful place to stay right in the jungle with the benefit of rustic restrooms; when we arrived a bunch of howler monkeys gave us a great show right at the campground; we liked it there very much and stayed two nights; the bumpy road is not recommended for bigger rigs —> 24f and more:; great place to stay 👍

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We found this place expensive for what it offers. 150mx pp if you want to sleep in your van, if you want to rent a tent it’s more expensive. To get there you have 1 km from the road to calakmul of bad gravel road. The place is in the middle of the forest which it’s great but still we found it expensive.

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spent 2 nites here. super quiet, rough road to campground but doable in our Ford Transit. clean, but off the grid. nice host Antonio. a little expensive (150 pesos per person), but worth it being quiet and in the jungle.

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Great camping spot. We spend the night in our pickup Popup camper. A nice guy called Antonio who takes care of the place in behalf of the owner showed us the place. In the morning we climb up the 22 meter height tower. Good spot to spend the night (at km 5.6 from the main gate) when you arrive late (after 3pm) that the 2nd gate (km20) is closed. $150 pp. During low season they could charge $100 pp.

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military check stop. Looks scary. However they are very nice and if you do not have chickens you are okay.

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Closest camp spot to the Calakmul site. The pin in wrong- actual camping spot is several kms after the turnoff from hwy 186 on the road to Calakmul. The road in is rough.
Campsite was $150 pp for own tent, which was a bit pricey but not many other options. Still a nice spot with coconut showers, bucket flushing toilets, a bird tower and some really nice loop walks through the jungle. A nice spot to spend the night! Howler monkeys were pretty load from 10pm to 8am!

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Nice Wood place nice Sound of the jungle in the night. 700 Meters "offroad" From the Mainroad nice place

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Tried to charge us 320 pp, we didn’t stay
Howler monkeys very loudly howling while we were there. Very rough road to get there, not big rig friendly

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Turns out the price was raised to 100 pesos pp a night. Which kind of stinks when there are no amenities and you don't need to rent their equipment. It is a convenient option to get up early and explore the ruins of Calakmul, but I am regretting that we didn't drive around and look for a cheaper/free spot to park it.

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Super convenient place for visiting the ruins, nice hiking trails and cool jungle tower. If you stay here make CERTAIN that you tell the owner to tie up his large, agressive dog. We were told that the dog would be put away at night but when my daughter went out to the bathroom the dog charged her, then tried to bite me after I ran out due to her yell. An employee came running out and pulled the dog away. The owner was very apologetic the next day and assured that the dog would be tied up when guests are present, after this experience I would just talk to him and make sure.

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We spent two nights there, you're really in the middle of the jungle.
We paid 100 pesos per person per night (for 2 people in a campervan, and one person in a tent).
The location is really convenient to go to the ruins, and, if you want to explore the jungle, there are two trails starting from the campground, one of them leading to a 25 meters high tower dedicated to bird watching.
The entrance of the campground is 6 kms after the beginning of the road leading to Calakmul, which means you have to pay 50 pesos per person to go there (toll for using the road).
Restaurant is OK.

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Pretty interesting place off the main road and down a very bumpy dirt track. Mostly a campsite but you can park your rig - if it's small - in the smallish car park. No hook ups or water but there is a restaurant, good facilities and a nice lookout and walks. Yes it's primitive and you get woken by the monkeys at around 4am but it's a proper jungle experience.

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Wrong location, it's here : 18.48687,-89,89881
Prices updated : 100p per person...

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85p camping. 200p for tents they have set up. Primitive bathrooms, didn't try to shower. Worth it for early start on the ruins, which I had to myself for over an hour by setting out at 7:30 am (long drive down the access road through the jungle).

There's a fire pit and wood available which was nice.

There are restaurants, minimarts, and gas available in the village a few km to the west of the park access road.

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Paid 85 peso/person. Restrooms: no comment.

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Expensive jungle camping at Yaax'Che at 70 pesos per person. Basically a dirt parking lot. There are long drop washrooms and some kind of showers, reddish water in plastic buckets which you can pour over your head with empty yogurt containers. You can also stay in their ready pitched tents.

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