Uaxactún camp is a unique experience for those who appreciate the road less travelled. Among the many charms of this tented camp, first and foremost is its remoteness. You won’t find hordes of tourists here. In fact, even at capacity, you’ll only have to share the nearby wonders with a handful of other like-minded adventurers.
The ruins of Uaxactún are right next door to the camp. So, you can explore in the early hours before the day heats up. And in the evening, enjoy dinner under the stars at the base of the candlelit temple.
While the ruins are the main drawcard, one of the most enjoyable parts of this experience is the interaction with the adjacent Maya village. Share a traditional meal with a local family and learn about the importance of natural gum, allspice, and xate to the local economy. Or maybe just join a fútbol game against local kids (but be warned – you will lose!).
The Uaxactún camp is extremely comfortable but not luxurious. This is the jungle, after all. So, while your tent feels like a private oasis in the middle of the forest, you must be prepared for shared bathrooms and unheated water in the showers. But let’s be honest! Anyone who has ever spent a steamy day in the jungle can tell you a hot shower is the last thing you need!
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