Get to know the city of Campeche

Beautiful city of Campeche in Mexico

Do you want to visit unique archaeological sites such as Calakmul, Edzná or Becán? Would you also like to enjoy the sun’s rays on a beautiful beach while practicing water sports? In that case, we encourage you to visit Campeche.

The capital of Campeche

Campeche is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in the southeast of the country and west of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its capital is San Francisco de Campeche. It is distinguished for being a walled city with a hexagonal shape.

It was founded by the Spanish in 1540 and was built over a settlement called ”Ah Kim Pech” which means ”place of snakes and ticks”.

Typical in the city are the handicrafts, such as costume jewelry and jewelry or furniture made of wood. Like the city, Campeche’s gastronomy is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Enjoy typical dishes such as cochinilla pibil or coconut shrimp. If you love Mexican food, but like fusion, Makitaco is the restaurant to visit.

Bastions and forts in Campeche

As we mentioned, Campeche is a World Heritage City due to the enviable preservation of the architectural vestiges that were built in the past to protect it from pirates in 1704.

You can enter through the Puerta de la tierra, which was the old main access to Campeche, walk through Paso de Ronda, a path that connects to the Baluarte de San Juan and continue to the Baluarte de San Francisco.

Also visit the Baluarte de la Soledad, the largest and oldest of the building, and other bastions such as Santa Rosa or San Carlos, the latter transformed into the city’s museum.

Years after the pirate attacks, the inhabitants of Campeche had to face the possible invasion of the English and the forts of San José and San Miguel were built, flanking the city. Fortunately, such an invasion did not take place.

Campeche Fort, Mexico

The candelaria of Campeche

It is located in the south of the state of Campeche and is crossed by the Candelaria River, considered the largest river in the region. Here it is common to practice ecotourism, since Candelaria is located in the middle of the jungle.

In the region there are river resorts and a great variety of animals, such as woodpeckers and manatees.

The beaches of campeche

In the city of Campeche you can find many and varied beaches, so in this article we will show you three of our favorites.

Seybaplaya Beach, Campeche

It is close to the city center. It is perfect for resting, practicing sports and camping with family or friends.

Playa Bonita, Campeche

One of the most visited beaches in the city, it has fine sand and very gentle waves. Also close to downtown Campeche, all kinds of people come to practice water sports: skiing, swimming, and many more.

Isla Arena Beach

With a long dock where you can observe different boats and perfect to get on one of them and go to the sandy Balam River for a swim. This beach is unique in Campeche. We challenge you to find barracuda or snapper specimens.

Pier on Campeche beach, Mexico

Campeche Airport

Campeche’s airport is only 10 kilometers from the city, and operates mostly with connections from Mexico City. Take the opportunity to make a getaway to Cancun and stay in one of the all-inclusive hotels offered by Oasis.

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