Built by the Spanish to protect the city from marauding pirates, Campeche’s walls and ramparts reveal a wealth of history in the pastel-hued buildings, cobbled streets, and remaining baluartes (bastions) of this little-known city. Ancient forts stand guard, though today they welcome visitors to the Museo de Arqueologia Maya rather than warding off the fearsome pirates.
As you stroll around the city, or take one of the tram tours, the city’s history comes alive in the well-preserved colonial buildings and narrow streets, while outside the historic walls, the Campeche of today unfolds in a bustling market and quaint malecón (promenade). Further afield lies the beguiling Mayan site of Edzna.
Mexico City, Campeche, Merida & Riviera Maya
Explore the colonial splendour of high-octane Mexico City, discover off-the-beaten track Mexico at hidden haciendas and tour ancient Mayan ruins, before heading to the Caribbean coast for ocean adventures and some serious relaxation and pampering. A perfect itinerary for couples wishing to get more under the skin of Mexican history and culture at a...