Wednesday, December 3, 2014


The main attraction of Campeche is in its huge natural heritage. This is divided into 4 major natural regions: the coast, mountains, rivers and jungle. In any of these regions there facilities and elements to practice various forms of alternative tourism: ecotourism, adventure tourism and rural tourism.

The city of Campeche was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999; Calakmul Biosphere was also declared a World Heritage Site in 2002.

Campeche has 6 protected areas: Calakmul Biosphere, considered the largest tropical reserve in Mexico; Terms Laguna, ranked as natural sanctuary for breeding Dolphin, the

hawksbill turtle and manatee; Celestum River is the largest area of mangroves in the Gulf of Mexico; The Petenes are islands with tropical forest vegetation that develop between the mangrove; Balam Kin Reserve is a heavenly mosaic of amazing natural landscapes and Balam Ku Reserve, which is a natural biological corridor boundary between the forest areas of the north and south, and famous shrine of bats.

The range of services to meet these exciting areas of Mexico, ranging from tours around the mangroves statewide in boats or kayaks, to hiking on trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, photo safari, ethno, archaeological routes, and even craft and cooking workshops.

The Caves of X 'Tacumbilxuna' An offer a spectacular light and sound in which technology is combined with the natural beauty, mixing images, sounds and sensations. Have offered memorable concerts and unforgettable multimedia shows. They are Hopelchén City, Campeche.

The tours to the Mayan cities of Campeche
The territory of present Campeche, belongs to one of five cultural areas of the Great Mesoamerican is witnessed the establishment, development, flowering and decline of the Maya civilization, which now becomes one of the major areas where still exist the ruins of their cities.

Is part of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. Arriving at the archaeological site the best welcome give visitors the exotic and beautiful singing of toucans and parrots, by the flapping of pigeons, wild turkeys. Small mammals such as raccoons, rabbits and armadillos usually come to pass, the dominant sound of howler is a great call that alerts the proximity to the great Mayan buildings protected by vegetation. The pyramids I and II, with its impressive 55 meters high, offering the viewpoint of the landscape, an unforgettable memory of the Reserve.

Edzná, for example is located just 45 minutes from San Francisco de Campeche, this pre-Hispanic city will surprise engineering with which it was built. In Chicanná zoomorphic buildings decorated with the image of the earth monster or Itzam, gives way to the Mayan underworld, through its mouth, which serves as the gateway to the sacred rooms.

Becan is the city-state that dominated smaller in the region. It was surrounded by a moat that protected it from its enemies; buildings, large volumes, have attracted scientific and anthropological interest because of the importance it had in pre-Hispanic society. Xpuhilm is located in the county seat, one building has three towers which represent viewpoints, the middle image still exhibits a deity looking towards the horizon, waiting for the sun sunset.

Balamkú, was a Maya city located almost opposite the junction of road to Calakmul, your visit is light but essential, the stucco sculpture found in one of its buildings dimensioned its importance, is a frieze with a rich iconography that sparked interest of researchers of art and culture.

Terms Lagoon, also known as the "Mesopotamia of Mayab", was declared a protected natural area in 1994. It lead the palisade, El Zapote, Marentes del Este, Candelaria Chumpan and rivers, and with an area of 705,000 hectares is part of the country's largest watershed. In addition, in February 2004 he joined RAMSAR list, which places it in the list of unique wetlands in the world vital for the conservation of biodiversity.

Located in the municipality of Carmen, Terms Lagoon is an ecological complex consisting of numerous fragile ecosystems that coexist in harmony. The most abundant is the mangrove; but also located here the high forest and tropical forest, lowland floodplain, bushes, palm groves, dunes and sea grasses.

1,468 animal species that live and nest in this place are recorded. Besides the largest number of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. The species that inhabit it and today are in danger of extinction include mojina turtle, tepescuintle, peregrine falcon, jaguar, ocelot, jabiru stork, king vulture, boa constrictor and hawksbill turtle.

Ecological Conservation Zone "Balam Kin" is a restricted exclusively to scientific research and environmental education area, in it five of the six species of felines that inhabit Mexican soil and some endemic birds such as the blue jay and flycatchers are housed.

The walled city of Campeche was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, thanks to the intense restoration work done by the state government. The beautiful colonial buildings of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Ex-Templo de San José, the Mansion Carvajal, the House of Culture and the House of Crafts; You are sheltered by the beautiful strongholds (watchtowers) of San Juan, Santiago, San Miguel, La Soledad, San Carlos, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Pedro and San José and Puerta de Tierra and Puerta de Mar.

Historical attacks Campeche had to fight against European pirates are recreated in an admirable spectacle walk from Puerta de Tierra.

The Archaeological Museum Hecelchakán, was founded in 1965 and is located on the first frame of the city of Hecelchakán. The Maya Archaeology Museum, is known for its heritage of Maya sculpture and trails, is located in the heart of the historic center of Campeche.

At the Museum of Boats and Arms, completely restored, we can admire an interesting exhibition of ships and weapons from the colonial era, whose military architecture framework Redoubt San José el Alto. In the Fort of San Miguel is the Museum of Maya Culture in the city of Campeche on Av. Scenic.