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.
20 hotels in Campeche, MX
Holidaymakers exploring Ciudad Del Carmen find convenient base in the well-appointed spaces of Hyatt Place Ciudad Del Carmen. Placed next to Palmira Shopping Mall, this six-story hotel is situated... More
Ideal for business and leisure trips, Hotel City Express Campeche invites travellers to a comfy base near the airport in Campeche. Apart from taking relaxing walks around the colourful flora at... More
Discover the historical richness of Campeche City by residing at the Ocean View Hotel Campeche that offers lavish accommodation and personalized service to give you the world of complete peace and... More
Calle 59, No. 71 Por Calle 16 & 18 Map
Discover the beauty of a Mexican Hacienda along with attentive, personal service at the Hacienda Puerta Campeche A Luxury Collection Hotel. This luxurious hotel is a gem, flawlessly displaying a... More
Calle 10 No. 126, Centro, 24000 San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche Map
The Hotel Plaza Campeche, offers high quality, elegance, comfort and safety. Located at the port of Campeche in down town, across to San Martin park. Strategically located at the heart of all... More
Travellers seeking to explore the heritage-rich city in Mexico with ease can book a stay at H177 Hotel. This comfortable Campeche hotel places holidaymakers in the heart of the historical district... More
Calle 59 No. 4 Entre calles 8 y 10, Colonia Centro Map
Featuring classic architecture, elegant suites and contemporary facilities, Hotel Boutique Casa Don Gustavo makes for an ideal base for discerning travellers in Campeche. Strategically set close to... More
Offering excellent services and facilities, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralAt leisure, you can unwind at the lobby, which is also an ideal place... More
Designed to meet the specific needs of today's traveller, the Hotel America Centro offers well-established lodgings with a full range of value-added amenities. GeneralThe hotel offers 2... More