CAMPECHE

 

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.

Activities

Archaeology

     
       

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.

  Patrimonio  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Route experiences


Go to R9

Video


States that make up

Jalisco

This land is the paradise of beach resorts and Colonial cities full of interesting buildings. At the same time that life goes on safely and calmly in its capital, on the coasts you can enjoy beautiful sights of the Pacific Ocean. In between, there are spectacular tours to be made around the Colima volcano. The National Park that surrounds it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

states

Nayarit

When hearing the word Nayarit, some people will first think of the lovely handicrafts made by Huichol people (with colorful beads and designs that are almost psychedelic), others will remember its beautiful beaches (many of them still virgin), while still others will think of the charm of towns like San Blas. The truth is that there are options for everyone. In the past years, the Riviera Nayarit, which extends northbound from the border with Jalisco, is an area with the greatest tourist development for demanding travelers.

states

Colima

Although not much is said about Colima’s appeals, the truth is that this small capital city nested between a beautiful natural landscape and an imposing volcano, watching over everything from its height, is one of the cities with the best lifestyle in the country. Here, education, health and work are not a problem, and this is something you can feel when walking the streets, which are peaceful and serene. There is also a general ambiance that invites you to rest and relax; something that can be combined with excursions to interesting places nearby, like the volcano itself or the archeological sites of La Campana and El Chanal.

states