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Non-Fishing Activities

Campeche is one of Mexico’s hidden gems.  Like Enrico, many first come for the fishing, but soon discover this charming Spanish colonial city has much more to offer. Within the walls that surround the city you'll find a place that remains authentic and relatively free of tourists.

Beautifully preserved architecture and Spanish military construction have earned Campeche a UNESCO World Heritage site designation. 

Visit In the city:

  • Fortification walls - built in the 17th century to protect the city from pirate attacks
  • Land gate, Sea gate - 2 of the original doorways into the city
  • Bastions - 7 of the original 8 bastions remain
  • Forts San Miguel and San Carlos - views of the city and the sea
  • Historic monuments
  • Plaza de la Independencia - main square
  • Campeche Cathedral - large Baroque cathedral across from the main square beautifully illuminated at night
  • Historic neighborhood churches
  • Mercado - authentic bustling market where you can shop and eat
  • Malecon- run, walk, bike for miles on this stretch along the water, perfect place to view the magnificent sunsets
  • Museums - Museo de la Arquitectura Maya located inside the Soledad Bastion
  • Museo Arqueológico de Campeche located in the San Miguel fort
  • Pirate Museum
  • Museo de la Ciudad
  • Museo el Palacio
  • Casa 6 - mansion from the early 19th century was once a wealthy family home but now open to the public

Ask about city tours by day or by night

Day trips:

Kayak the mangroves – see flamingos in the wild

Edzna - Magnificent Mayan ruins

Becal - hat factory

Calakmul - more than a day trip

An archaeological area and biosphere reserve that was home to an important city of the Mayan empire. The protected tropical forest is home to over 1,000 species including monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, falcons, toucans, crocodiles…

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