State of Campeche on the Mayan Train

Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

A State with a huge treasure

Campeche state, an integral part of the Mayan Train Route, enchants with its verdant landscapes and diverse wildlife. It hosts numerous protected natural areas, including the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve and the Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve.

Renowned for its gastronomy, Campeche offers delectable dishes like “pan de cazón” (dogfish bread), “tamales de chipilín” (tamales with chipilin leaves), and “pámpano en escabeche” (marinated pámpano fish), all must-tries for visitors.

Historically linked to the province of Yucatán, Campeche boasts captivating beaches such as Playa Bonita, Playa Norte, and Playa Carmen. Notable archaeological sites like Edzná, Calakmul, and Balamkú speak volumes about the region’s rich heritage.

The capital city of Campeche state is San Francisco de Campeche, a vibrant hub of culture and history awaiting exploration. Discover the wonders of Campeche as you journey along the captivating Maya Train Route.

Traditional costume of the state of Campeche on the Mayan Train
Canyons in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Pirate History

What is the History of the State of Campeche?

The history dates back to the pre-Hispanic era when the region was inhabited by various cultures such as the Maya and the Chanes.

The area was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century and became an important base for the exploration and conquest of the rest of Mexico.

Weather

Between 77° and 86° F

Foundation

1863

Where is the state of Campeche located?

The state of Campeche is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico.

It borders the state of Yucatán to the north and northeast, Quintana Roo to the east, Guatemala and Belize to the south, the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the state of Tabasco to the southwest.

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State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

hat monument in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route
Viewpoint in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route
Street of the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route
Handicrafts in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route
Archaeological Site in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route
Town in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

What are the Festivities of the State of Campeche?

The State of Campeche has various festivities and celebrations throughout the year, some of the most important:

Carnival of the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route

Campeche Carnival

It is celebrated during the week before the start of Lent, with parades of floats and carnival groups.

festivity of the Mayan Culture in the Mayan Train of the Mayan Train Route

Mayan Culture Festival

It is celebrated in the city of Campeche in the month of November, and it features cultural and artistic activities related to the Maya culture.

Festival of the Holy Cross in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Feast of the Holy Cross

It is celebrated on May 3rd in various locations throughout the state, with processions and masses in honor of the Cross.

What to do in the state of Campeche?

The state of Campeche offers a wide range of tourist attractions and activities to enjoy during your visit. Here are some things you can do:

Walled City in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Visit the walled city

Gastronomy in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Enjoying its gastronomy

Archaeological Zones in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route

Explore Archaeological Zones

terminus lagoon in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route

Visit the Terminos Lagoon

Beaches in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Enjoy its beaches

cocoa route in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route

Carry out a cocoa route

natural reserves in the State of Campeche of the Mayan Train Route

Visit the nature reserves

adventure sport in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Practice adventure sports

Highlighted activities in the state of Campeche

The state of Campeche offers a wide variety of activities for all tastes and ages, some of the most prominent ones are:

Beaches in the State of Campeche

The state of Campeche has a wide variety of beaches along its more than 200 km long coastline, some of the most notable beaches include:

Playa Beach in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Bonita Beach

Sabancuy Beach in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Sabancuy Beach

Seybaplaya in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

Seybaplaya

Archaeological Sites in the State of Campeche

The state of Campeche has a great archaeological wealth and is home to several important Mayan archaeological sites, some of them include:

What are the stations of the Mayan Train in the state of Campeche?

Campeche has 4 Mayan Train Stations

Escárcega

Xpujil

What are the stops of the Mayan Train in the State of Campeche?

Campeche has 7 stops of the Tren Maya.

Calkiní

Candelaria

Hecelchakán

Calakmul

Tenabo

Centenario

Carrillo Puerto

What tours are available in the state of Campeche?

Some Travel Agencies in the State of Campeche

Chelita Travel Campeche
Chelita Travel Campeche

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xtampak tour operador Campeche
Xtampak Tour Operador

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Where to stay in the state of Campeche?

Some Hotels in the State of Campeche

Where to eat in the state of Campeche?

Some Restaurants in the State of Campeche

The Palapa of Tío Fito Campeche on the Mayan Train
The Palapa of Uncle Fito

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The Morro Campeche Lighthouse on the Mayan Train
The Morro Lighthouse

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Xtabay Taberna and Campeche Restaurant on the Mayan Train
Xtabay Tavern and Restaurant

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Tabasco

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Quintana Roo

beach in the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

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