Campeche, Mexico, Aims to Draw Cruise Travelers

Campeche Cathedral

Campeche, a Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula, is looking to draw cruise travelers to its beaches, Mayan ruins, restaurants and nightlife, as well as two UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

Located on the Bay of Campeche, visitors can explore the city walls and fortifications built to protect it from pirates, or walk into Campeche's historic old town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage City. Attractions in the city include: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, a baroque building designated a cathedral by Pope Leo XIII in 1895, the Land Gate used to enter the city walls, and 59th street which offers restaurants along with art and cultural museums. Guests can also visit Edzna, one of the region's archaeological sites. Edzna flourished during the Classic period and was once home to as many as 25,000 Mayans. 

For golf enthusiasts, Campeche has an 18-hole golf course at the Campeche Country Club. Leisure travelers can take a beach excursion to Playa Bonita, Tucan Siho Beach or Akbal Resort. Foodies can experience a mix of Mayan, Spanish and Caribbean flavors in the city's local cafes and restaurants or even take a tasting excursion. 

Highlights

  • Miguel Colorado - take a zipline ride that flies 260 feet over the site's  820-foot-wide, water-fileld sinkhole
  • Seasonal festivals and events
    • February: Mexico's oldest Carnival
    • May - International Jazz Festival
    • October - Day of the Dead
    • December - Historic Quarter Festival
  • Excursions
    • Selection of tour options that last three-five hours
    • Sebaplaya Seaport is located within close proximity of the city of Campeche for easy transfers

Visit www.visitmexico.com/en/campeche or www.campeche.travel