Community 20 de Noviembre
Know the hands that forge crafts in very close relationship with the jungle they inhabit. This picturesque and peaceful town of Mayan origin, offers a tour to visit rustic craft workshops and to get to know the stories behind each of them. You can also make your own craft!
Famous for its crafts, the 20 de Noviembre community stands out as the only community in the region that highlights yesterday and today through crafts that fuse the traditions of the community. When you buy a craft you also buy a story of respect and love for nature. Visit the workshops on 20 de Noviembre and witness the birth of a work of art, a work that will last for a long time and that has the effort of its people engraved.
TOUR THROUGH CRAFT WORKSHOPS
In this community you can enjoy a tour of more than 10 craft workshops, handicrafts with seeds, textiles and embroidery, carved stones, products made with honey, among others., You can acquire unique pieces made with materials that craftsmen extract sustainably of the jungle, and above all, to know the stories that enclose each one of the works. In addition, it is a genuine way to get to know this community and take from it shared moments with its inhabitants, a warm and full of smiles experience on your way through the craft workshops and local products.
Have you ever thought about being a craftsman? On 20 de Noviembre, we invite you to live the experience of making your own handmade piece that you will take with you as a pleasant memory of your visit to Calakmul. The workshops available for this activity are the following:
We recommend that you notify us at least one day in advance in order to have the necessary materials ready.
A specialized guide will take you through trails immersed in the jungle, crossing cornfields and hills where you will be able to see bird species such as the king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), the canoa beak (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and the royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus). .
Venture into the jungle and discover all its wonders
VISIT DE RIO BEC ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS
Although the Rio Bec Archaeological Zone is not open to the public, the community tourism group has a special INAH permit to access and enjoy this pre-Hispanic architectural gem.
Because the road is in poor condition, it is only possible to enter during the dry season (November to February) and with ATVs or 4x4 vehicles accompanied by an authorized local guide.
In the community there are cabins available at the top of the hill, with a privileged view of the landscape in the region.
Although there are no restaurants in the community, some families will open their homes to welcome you to enjoy a 100% homemade lunch, while you interact and get to know a little more about the history of the place.
The request for food must be made at least 1 day in advance.
The only way to access the archaeological zone of Rio Bec, since the road is muddy, is through ATVs or 4x4 vehicles. In the rainy season it is not possible to access.
In the ejido you can ask about the rent of ATVs, and a specialized guide that will take you to know the Archeological Ruins.
HOW TO GET THERE
After leaving Xpujil, 11 km. East towards the city of Chetumal, take a 4 km paved road on the right that will take you directly to the community of November 20. It is important to pay attention because the entrance is marked only with the name "Rio Bec" (Archaeological Zone which is reached from the community).
CONTACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Mr. Rogelio Dzib Mukul - Head of the tourism group.