The small town of Xpujil makes a fine base for exploring the natural wonders and Mayan ruins of southeast Campeche and southwest Quintana Roo. Very near Xpujil are the renowned Rio Bec and Chenes Mayan archeological sites, Xpujil, Becán, Chicanná, and lesser known Hormiguero.
Xpujil is the main town on Highway 186, which crosses the southern Yucatan Peninsula between the town of Escarcega and Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo state. Xpujil itself is serviceable, with a bus station, small hotels, comida economica restaurants, and all the stores and services that a rural county seat offers local inhabitants. In a nutshell: you wouldn't visit Xpujil if it weren't for the archeological riches in the area.
Among the accommodations are the placid ecolodge Rio Bec Dreams outside town and Hotel Victoria above the bus station. Restaurants include Mirador Maya and Chicanná Ecovillage, which is also the largest hostelry in the area.
The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve lies two hours to the west and encompasses 723,185 hectares (1,800,000 acres) stretching north from the Guatemala border. In nearby Quintana Roo are the ruined cities of Kohunlich and Dzibanche.
Highway 186 Km 98.5 (on the access road to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve)
Town of Conhuas
Carretera 186, Escarcega-Chetumal Km. 142