Campeche, Mexico
The perfect 2 days itinerary

Campeche is a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the western coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and vibrant colored buildings, Campeche offers a unique blend of historical charm and natural beauty. The city is surrounded by walls that were built to protect it from pirates, and it's home to several well-preserved forts and museums. The nearby Calakmul Biosphere Reserve offers a chance to explore ancient Mayan ruins amidst lush jungle.

What to do in Campeche?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Campeche. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Historic City Center

Morning

Start your day with a stroll around the historic city center, admiring the colorful colonial buildings and cobblestone streets. Visit the Cathedral of Campeche, a beautiful 16th-century church located in the main square.

Afternoon

Visit the Fort of San Miguel, a well-preserved 18th-century fort that now houses the Campeche Archaeological Museum. Here, you can learn about the region's history and see artifacts from the Mayan period. Later, walk along the city walls and visit the Puerta de Mar, one of the original city gates.

Evening

Enjoy a traditional Mexican meal at one of the local restaurants. Try Campeche's famous dish, Camarones Enchilados (spicy shrimp).


Day 2: Day Trip to Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

Morning

Take a day trip to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to one of the largest Mayan cities ever discovered. Explore the ancient ruins and climb the Great Pyramid for a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle.

Afternoon

Continue exploring the reserve, keeping an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this area home, including monkeys, jaguars, and a variety of bird species.

Evening

Return to Campeche and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Malecón, a beautiful waterfront promenade. Try some local street food and enjoy the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.


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