In Campeche, you can still breathe the sort of relaxed air you find in a small town. The city’s small center, protected by a wall, hides houses that are surprisingly well conserved. It would seem that each façade is always recently painted. The Independence Plaza is filled during the afternoons, with locals that go out for some fresh air, while the imposing cathedral is illumined as soon as night starts to fall. Not only is it the only fortified city in the country, but its downtown area was also declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.




Campeche’s walls protect, literally, the archaeological treasures in the city. At the San Miguel Fort – Campeche’s Archaeological Museum – ancient pottery and jade masks are exhibited. At the Baluarte de la Soledad, formerly the Stele Museum, you can see the famous monoliths, framed by a great collection of pieces from the Jaina Island and Calakmul. Near the city, you will find Edzna, where there are pyramids and hydraulic works. And far away: Calakmul, the huge metropolis that the Maya abandoned at the mercy of the jungle.



World Heritage Site


This night, in this part of the gulf known as the Caribbean Sea, San Francisco’s bastions in Campeche sleep in peace. Far are the buccaneers and corsairs; their dark ships, their ambition and swords. The wall has served its purpose, and today there is peace in this living museum, its old quarters a stamp of the Spanish colony. The heritage it protects is no longer Mexico’s, it belongs to humanity: on the year 1999, it was declared so. In the end, it was not Morgan, Graaf or Olones who claimed the port; it will be memory for the future, a surety for nations.


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States that make up

Baja California

This is the land of Tijuana, the most vibrant border city in Mexico; Ensenada, a very popular port for fishing aficionados; and Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley), a region of clay and loam soils, with extravagant white rocks, where vineyards are grown, drinks get better and better, and food is wonderful. You must drive a car to explore the surprises that each one of the wineries holds, where the traveler will find signature wines, enchanting small hotels and the best restaurants in the country.


Baja California Sur

One of the best tourist developments in Mexico is located on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. This is a place where Hollywood stars come for vacations, because of the quality of their hotels and the service. The contrast between the desert and the sea is dazzling. But that is not all; this is the place for world-class spas and golf courses. Since the times of John Wayne and Ernest Hemingway, fishing has also been one of the biggest attractions of this area in Mexico.