México Sur! Campeche
**Southern Mexico Series
I am in love with Southern Mexico! Most people think only of the Riviera Maya (Cozumel – Cancun – Playa del Carmen – Tulum) when they think Southern Mexico – indeed, a great place to spark a love affair with this region, but there is so much more! Permit me to take you on a speed tour through Southern Mexico, to some of the places that have captured my heart!
The city of Campeche can really feel like a close-knit town, despite being the state capitol. I have really enjoyed both times I’ve passed through and love the beautifully preserved historic buildings, fortresses and old city walls. Plus, it’s got the whole pirate thing going on….pretty fun! The city became an important shipping port during the earlier years of the Spanish Conquest and was subject to many pirate attacks. At some point the city was fortified with thick walls and fortresses, making it an interesting city to explore today.
The historic city center, inside the walls, is compact and a joy of a place to walk around and enjoy the laid back town. Campeche as a city doesn’t have a ton to offer a tourist. There are several important archaeological sites out within Campeche State, but in the city the sites can be seen in a few hours. This is why I love coming here – it’s more a place where you just enjoy being.
Campeche has a very well made and well kept boardwalk several miles long that makes for an enjoyable place to walk in the mornings and evenings when the temperature is more pleasant. Plus, more amazing seafood! Campeche – I dig it!