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Xpujil is a remote village in the state of Campeche, located at an important junction in the interior of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It offers the only services on Mexico's Federal Route 186 in the interior of the Yucatán.

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Highway 186 is well-paved and in excellent condition, with little traffic. The road north connecting Xpujil with Holpelchén is narrow, but is recently paved and in excellent condition. To the south of Xpujil, this road is an unimproved seasonal track.

Many buses, both first class and second class, traverse Route 186 and stop in Xpujil on their way to Chetumal or Escárcega.

Get around[edit]

Small enough to walk the town, there is two places that offer bicycle rentals at: hotel Victoria just bear the bus station and Hotel Maya Balam for 150 per day or 120mx respectively.

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Modern Xpujil is east of the site of the ancient Mayan city of Xpujil. It contains important ruins. Nearby sites include Chicanna, Becan, Hormiguero, Rio Bec and most importantly Calakmul. Mayan architecture in this region is characterized by the Rio Bec style.

An ecotourism information center in Xpujil offers information and guided tours for the nearby Reserva de la Biósfera Calakmul.

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There are lots of pizza shops, restaurants. Many fruit shops on the main Street Calle Chicaná.

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  • Posada Victoria.
  • El Mirador Maya. 983 871 6005
  • Hotel Calakmul, 983 871 6029. This place is right downtown and has 20 600 peso double rooms with AC and TV, but there are also 8 250 peso rooms with shared bath and fan. All rooms have two beds.  edit
  • Cabanas chaac calakmul. +52 983 871 6034. Basic hut with private toilet and shower, including fan and mosquito net. Free WiFi. 200 peso a night.

Get out[edit]

Daily buses from the main bus station to Palenque or Chetumal or Campeche.

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