Linda and Donal 2006 travel blog

Drinks in the plaza central

Plaza central

Kids painting in the square

Bingo!

Main square

View from the roof terrace of our hostal

Cathedral and main square at night

Main Square at night


Campeche is a beautiful city, definitely my winner of Mexico tidy towns. It is the best preserved colonial city we have come across, and it is mostly tourist free too. It was designated a UNESCO world heritage site a few years back and its not hard to see why.

We did the little tourist train tour of the city, not the best tour we've ever been on to out it mildly, but as the tour was all in Spanish it was funny. We did get to see all the highlights of the city though, which is great as we only have a day here.

The town was very sleepy all day but has come to life at night. The square is full of little stalls, families out for the day, bingo, art classes and smoochy couples fill the parks. There was even a lovely outdoor mass. Our hostal is located in a beautiful old colonial building on the main square of the town so we had great views of all the activity from the roof terrace. We stayed in anad had a few beers at the hostal while swapping travellers tales with a really nice guy Edwyn, from Oregan.

Tommorrow morning (Sunday) we hit Palenque!

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