Thursday, June 18, 2015


Champotón or Chakan Putum was founded by the Itza, one of the most important lineages of the Maya when they left Chichen Itza around the year 700 CE and returned 280 years later.
Attractions compose their natural resources, which can make tourist routes by sea, river and


Historical monuments
As a mark of the first battle fought between American Indians and Spanish conquistadors the remains of a small fortress built in the seventeenth century called Bastion of San Antonio, also known as Castle Moch-Cohuo remain.
The church of Our Lady of Mercy, the eighteenth century, the Franciscan order, its facade is a bell body; the plant is a single nave with barrel vault. Kept inside some old pictures.
Pozo del Chen Pec, its meaning comes from Chen "Well" and PEC "dog", meaning "pit dog", which according to an old legend, the Spaniards were led by a dog up there for water. At present, aside from the well there is a small park that was built to give more views.
Haltunchen hacienda, located in the town of Haltunchen 15 km. north of the city of Champoton. The Ex-hacienda was built in the early nineteenth century, it has a chapel, which was built recently, and a number of partially destroyed buildings.
Ex-hacienda San Jose Carpizo, located 30 km. Champotón northeast. The building is from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth. It is based on tiles, mosaics, carved stone, wood and wrought ironwork ornaments, it consists of a set of buildings, among which the main house, the factory, workshops, church and houses inhabited by the locals; these buildings surrounding a large square, where there is a well and installed a sports fields and playgrounds.
Celebrations, dances and traditions
The traditional way in which people celebrate traditional festivals Champotonero, not much different from the other municipalities, because the Mayan roots, culture prevailing in our state.
The traditional folk dance is not lacking in the celebrations is to the pig's head, and as the currency does not go unnoticed also accompanied by popular music groups.
Among the celebrations they are held the traditional fairs that include activities such as bullfights, fireworks, exhibition of handicrafts, livestock and food fairs.
Champotón artisans work with own material developing the region carved wooden handicrafts decorated with shells and conches. They also make figures with coconut shell.
As for its cuisine is rich in fish and seafood prepared in various casseroles, since it is a fishing village. They also offer delicious dishes made with beef and pork and beans with pork and traditional pot. For dessert you can choose between sweet bread, fritters with honey, honeydew cocoyol pumpkin, papaya, meringue, coconut candy, marshmallow and panetelitas.