Campeche is a Mexican city located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about 260 km (162 miles) south of Merida. It was founded in the 16th century atop the pre-existing Mayan city of Canpech; the ruins from this time are still preserved. Visitors can see these artefacts and ruins up close at the Museum of Mayan Architecture inside the old fortress walls.
- Fort San Miguel
- Biblioteca de Campeche
- Sculpture of Pedro Sáinz de Baranda
- Tour the pre-revolutionary mansion “Number Six” and see how the high society of Campeche once lived
- See the sound and light show at Puerta de Tierra, the city gate
- Spend a few hours exploring the Mayan ruins of Becán
The climate of Campeche is warm year round. The average high is nearly 30°C (86°F), even in January. In summer, daytime temperatures can soar to more than 35°C (95°F). Average annual precipitation is only 104 mm (4 inches).
Getting There & Around
The Campeche Airport has daily flights to and from Mexico City. From other destinations, fly into the Merida International Airport. Hire a car to drive to Campeche, or take one of the Autobuses del Oriente.
You can see much of the town’s history on foot as you walk through the small downtown area. Take a bus or taxi to see the sights in the countryside. Taxis are private, but the city operates an inexpensive bus system.
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