It was in Campeche where the Spanish first set foot on Mexican soil. Campeche's prosperity as a thriving port town made it a constant target for English, French, and Dutch pirates attacks. Today, San Francisco de Campeche is a captivating port full of naval history, Spanish baroque architecture, and aging beauty. UNESCO cited Campeche as "a model of the city planning of a baroque colonial city."
The city has invested the past couple of years restoring hundreds of downtown historic structures, making it one of the most photogenic colonial cities in all of Mexico. Site Visitors to Campeche City can stroll, skate, or jog on the waterside "malecón." At sunset, you can wander previous silent rustic cannons that as soon as safeguarded the port. Pleasant "campechano" locals aspire to assist the few foreign vacationers that see. And try the local gastronomy in one of Campeche's many great restaurant options.