Peerless Gulf of Mexico scenery, beautiful beaches, and colonial buildings draw visitors to Campeche in their droves.

A World Heritage city, Campeche is a fortified city, its walled bastions built to protect the town from the ravages of pirates in the 17th century.

The best way to discover Campeche is on foot, with a stroll through the various barrios, along cobbled streets linking tranquil neighborhood squares, churches, and the town’s distinctive pastel-hued houses.

The waterfront stretch along the malecon is particularly popular for strolls, with installations of public art providing additional distractions. Taking a walk along the city’s fortified stretch of walls at sunset is another highlight.

Campeche has several forts, good museums with Mayan and colonial collections, and a cathedral dating to the mid-16th century.

Practical Info

Campeche is on the Gulf of Mexico, 312 km (256 miles) from Cancun on the other side of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Campeche World Heritage City and Becal Town Day Trip from Merida, Merida, null
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Campeche World Heritage City and Becal Town Day Trip from Merida

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Discover the folklore and history of Campeche on a trip through the village of Becal, famous for production of popular Panama hats and the historic area of ...  Read more

Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
12-Day Southeast Mexico Tour: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Palenque, Merida and Riviera Maya, Mexico City, Day ... 
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12-Day Southeast Mexico Tour: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Palenque, Merida and Riviera Maya

Enjoy a 12-day tour to discover the magic and culture of southeast Mexico. You will depart from Mexico City and visit important towns and landmarks including ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $1,651.00

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