Rio Bec Dreams Hotel & Restaurant

Situated in the natural beauty of Southern Campeche (by Becan and Chicanna – just outside Xpujil), Rio Bec Dreams is your gateway to tour the ancient Maya ruins of Calakmul and the Rio Bec. Besides, we are both ecologically conscientious and committed to hospitality.

Book Rio Bec Dreams Hotel

Here you will find luxury in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. That is to say well-appointed jungle cabanas and a continental full-service Restaurant. Further you will find everything required to relax or recharge for the next day’s adventure.

We’re not just owner-operators. In fact we are Maya fanatics, eager to introduce you to one of the most historically and architecturally significant regions of the ancient Maya world.  Come browse our library! Or hang out with fellow explorers and swap stories at the restaurant bar until late each night.


We offer 7 comfortable accomodations. Firstly 4 private Jungalows, 3 with a double bed and 1 with two individual beds. In addition we offer 3 larger Cabañas, each with a queen-size bed and either 2 single beds in a separate bedroom or 1 single bed also in the large bedroom. All are well-appointed, that is to say with private bathrooms, comforters, coffee supplies and private porches. All of our Cabañas have a private screened porch.

Here are our Rates and our Reviews.

2 to 4 Guests, Private Screened Porch, Terrace, Palapa Roof, Four-Poster Day Beds, Duvets, Coffee Bar, Fluffy Towels.

2 Guests, Private Porch, Duvets, Coffee Bar, Fluffy Towels.


Our Restaurant‘s menu is international in flavour and includes Italian, French, English, Indian and Mexican items. Linen table cloths, cotton napkins, candles, good china and wine glasses decorate your table. We also have daily specials and on request prepare special dietary dishes. Come dine al fresco with a good wine and fellow travelers.

The Restaurant is open 7:30 am to 9 pm every day for breakfast and dinner.

Calakmul & The Rio Bec

We are situated in the midst of the Maya ruins of the Rio Bec area. For instance Xpujil, Chicanna, Hormiguero, Balamku and dozens of other sites are right next door. During your visit you will enjoy their elaborate monster mask temple frontsand false double towers. In addition you will discover all of the beautiful and eclectic features that make the Rio Bec style one of the most sophisticated in the Maya world.

Calakmul The Painted Pyramid At Calakmul Balamku Early Classic Facade Balamku Frieze King Detail Balamku Early Classic Frieze Becan Becan Becan Frieze Xpujil Temple 1 Xpujil Reconstruction Proskouriakoff Hormiguero Chicanna Rio Bec Dzibanche Kohunlich Early Classic Masks

Almost all of our guests spend a day at nearby Calakmul, the vast site in the Peten rainforest that was at the center of Maya history in the Classic period. There you can scale Structure II, the largest Maya pyramid in Mexico. Monkeys, coatimundis, toucans, turkeys, peccaries, deer and even jaguars wander the ruins; for even more nature visit the nearby Bat Cave where a million-bat vortex streams into the jungle at twilight every night.

Classic Maya cities Dzibanche and Kohunlich are also within comfortable driving distance and together make a pleasant day trip.

You can spend days exploring this fascinating and largely untouristed corner of Southern Campeche. Meanwhile most likely you will discover something surprising each day. For exampel, there are new archaeological finds in the jungle here every year.  Certainly we follow them eagerly and occasionally post about them and the archaeologists who make them here.



The Latest News From The Rio Bec & Calakmul

Hotel Rio Bec Dreams near Calakmul | Structure II Calakimul Rio Bec Dreams
After almost a year and very diligent work by the Centro INAH and Campeche to push the repair of the entrance road through Conhuas and the Biosphere, the archeaological zone of Calakmul re-opened on December 5! This means that Southern Campeche now has more ruins open than anywhere else in Mexico! Calakmul, Xpuhil, Balamku and Hormiguero are all open, promising an uncrowded view of the greatest Classic, Rio Bec and Chenes style ruins in Campeche. Read More
INAH Video Reconstruction Murals Painted Pyramid
The Enigmatic Calakmul. The Ancient Reign Of The Kaan. A video from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia featuring drone overviews, integrated 3D reconstructions and the best views so far of the interiors of Structure II and the Painted Pyramid. The video is in Spanish but you can set YouTube to autotranslate to your language through the settings button at the bottom of the video. Go to “Subtitles” and check the Spanish selection, then Read More
Ceramics In Caces Beneath Calakmul

Caves Discovered Beneath Calakmul

Posted by riobecdreams on  June 12, 2017
Category: Archaeology, Calakmul
Cave Paintings, Ceramics & Sacrifice. Underwater archaeologist Helena Barba Meinecke recently announced the discovery of a “corridor” of caverns beneath Calakmul, containing evidence of ancient ritual use, including ceramics, cave paintings and human remains: “There are even places in the depths of these caverns where the Maya performed their sacred rituals and sacrifices.” Barba is head of the Subdirección de Arqueología Subacuática de la Península de Yucatán del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). Read More