Small Maya ruins with outstanding sculpturework.
The site itself is small and its main attraction is sculptural freeze in the middle of the pyramid. Amazing experience.
Very good to combine with Calacmul visit.
If you are in the area there is no reason not to dip in to Balamku. Small, of course, compared to the hulking Becan (relatively) near by but the frieze is super amazing. This archaeologist was impressed.
Balamku is not very far from Calakmul and even though it is a smaller site it is well worth visiting. There are some impressive structures at this site and a very unusual carving within a locked area. You will need to ask at the entrance for someone to unlock the door to the area that contains the carving. The structure...