Campeche, a Peaceful Sea of Green

When I think about Campeche, two images come to my mind. The first one is a warm night at the Capital city’s main square with locals playing lottery around the kiosk like in an old and small town. Soft lights on, children playing around, a sense of peace and harmony.

campeche and its mayan ruins

the green of the jungle

The second one is the amazing tropical jungle surrounding me while I was on the top of Edzna Palace, in the Mayan archaeological site. A sea of green and I fell in love.

Best Mexico Travel Tips

Campeche might be off the tourist radar, but it is an delightful destination. When in Campeche City, take a walk in the morning to enjoy the color of the streets. A visit to Calakmul is a must-visit place, but there are other archaeological sites, such as Edzna, Santa Rosa Xtampak and Hochob. If love nature as much as luxury, stay at Hacienda Uayamon, in the middle of the Campeche jungle. Don’t forget your mosquito repellent (biodegradable, please).

Mexico Location: Where is Campeche?

Campeche is part of the Yucatan Peninsula with the state’s of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. It has pretty and calm beaches looking at the Gulf of Mexico. It has also the biggest Natural Protected Area in Mexico, so it’s a great option for nature lovers.


Angie is a travel journalist and also becoming a certified travel guide. She is in love with Mexican culture, and of course, Mexican cuisine. She likes to share what she has learned in her travels around Mexico on her website and on her twitter account @TravelerAngie.

This post is part of the Mexican March Madness 2015, a look at the 31 United States of Mexico in the 31 days of March. Don’t miss a state, sign up for email updates > here.


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