March along the malecón boardwalk, delve into Mayan history, and head off to hush-hush islands from this Unesco-listed Yucatán hub.
With a fascinating maritime past, a Unesco-listed center and easy access to many of the fascinating attractions on the Yucatán peninsula, it’s a wonder indeed why Campeche remains one of the most under-the-radar destinations in Mexico. All the better, though, for those visitors who do schedule a visit to this richly historic port. Whether it’s exploring the colorful colonial streets or day-tripping to nearby sights, there’s more than enough things to do to warrant a trip to Campeche. Read on for the best.
Campeche certainly can’t compete with its Caribbean cousins when it comes to a scenic sandy coastline, but it can still more than hold its own. Around a 20-minute drive from Downtown Campeche, Playa Bonita is the closest proper beach to the port and ticks all the boxes for a day by the sea. There’s a small entrance fee, though plenty of free cabañas, shingly sand and a shoreline that gently slopes into usually calm waters.