Calakmul Road: hope no other vehicles come from the other direction

Nestled deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region in southern Mexico, the road to Calakmul, a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, is 64km long.

Carretera a Calakmul

The road is paved and ends in Calakmul, possibly the largest city during Maya times, which was 'discovered' in 1931. This long drive is located in the central/southern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula. Take care with howler monkeys and jaguars. Starting from Conhuas, heading off Carretera 186, it’s a long drive, a lot of down a winding two-way road that is really narrow; there are times you will be dread meeting another vehicle travelling the other way.