ECOTOURISM ¨EL HORMIGUERO¨
Community EUGENIO ECHEVERRÍA CASTELLOT 2
Unleash your sense of adventure and travel on foot or by bicycle on trails immersed in the jungle, delighted with the sounds of birds, monkeys and all kinds of fauna. Discover "EL HORMIGUERO" archaeological site, which will surprise you with its majestic Mayan structures that rise up inside the jungle.
A site that guarantees you a lovely walk with a mixture of culture and nature. Castellot is a community located on the access road to the Archeological Site of EL HORMIGUERO, where an ecotourism group made up of local people, offer you attractions and services that make this a particularly unique site.
An adventurous way of accessing the Archeological Zone of EL HORMIGUERO is like explorers going into the jungle along 1 km of trail that starts in the camping area and that will take you to the entrance of the site. At your own pace you will get to the "Monkey Cave", located inside the jungle where it is common to hear the unique roar of howler monkeys in their natural habitat.
We recommend you to be accompanied by a guide, who will explain the natural attractions that this trail has to offer, and will tell you different stories about the time of the "chicleros" who were the first to discover the wonders that Calakmul hides after the occupation of the ancient Mayans and once in the archaeological zone will tell you about the structures of El Hormiguero and all the history behind them.
HIKING AND CYCLING
Accompanied by a local guide, travel through its jungles and delight in the variety of life forms that you will find in them. From birds, to monkeys of both species, and many species of plants with great ecological value and great beauty such as orchids.
VISIT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE EL HORMIGUERO
Let yourself be surprised by the spell that the Mayan structures cast, rising up inside a humid forest that transports you to ancestral times. Here you will walk between buildings that still keep pigments of their original coloration.
*Open to the public all year round from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are looking for something adventurous and economical to sleep in, there is a camping area away from the community where you can wake up to the sound of nature.
You also have the option of enjoying comfortable rustic cabins with their own bathroom, electricity, hot water and fans.
If you want to stay in the cabins, we ask you to click on Reserve which is located under the photo gallery of the cabins, it will take you directly to the Airbnb platform.
Located in the center of the community, the restaurant of the ecotourism center The Anthill is a very comfortable and clean place to eat, where local women will prepare dishes from the region with delicious traditional recipes. You can also request a vegetarian option with a local touch.
* It is recommended to book the food service at least one day in advance.
HOW TO GET THERE
On federal highway 186 towards Chetumal to little more than 10 km., Take the diversion towards the south by the state highway towards Eugenio Echeverría Castellot. Approximately 23 km from the town of Xpujil.
CONTACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Mr. Wilfrido Diaz Velasco- President of the tourism group