Just far enough away from the tourist crowds who mostly hug México’s eastern Caribbean coast, the state of Campeche is still a place to explore without all the commercialization and masses of people you run into in places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.
As the far western-most México state in the Yucatán peninsula, Campeche does not have the white sand beaches overlooking clear aqua blue waters like the Caribbean coast has. However it does have nice brown sand beaches next to the warm waters of the Gulf of México.
You can also explore several very impressive ancient city ruins including the very rural Calukmul archaeological site situated deep in the jungle not far from the Guatemala border. Other activities are taking a cruise through mangrove estuaries, visiting small indigenous villages, old haciendas, and exploring the city of Campeche which still has sections of its fortress wall intact.
For curious and adventurous travelers, the state of Campeche has many places of interest to experience.
Capital City: Campeche
Distances from Campeche to
Calakmul Ruins - 200 mi / 322 km
Palizada - 213 miles / 343 km
Cancún QR - 297 mi / 478 km
Celestun YUC - 115 mi / 185 km
Mérida YUC - 108 mi / 174 km
Uxmal Ruins YUC - 97 mi / 156 km
Nearest Airports from Cabo San Lucas
Campeche International Airport CPE
3 miles / 4 km
Mérida International Airport MID
95 miles / 152 km
Ciudad de Carmen International Airport CME
117 miles / 188 km
Chetumal International Airport CTM
171 mi / 275 km
Jan-Feb High 80s / Low 60s
Mar-Oct High 90s / Low 70s
May High 90s / Low 60s
Nov-Dec High 80s / Low 60s
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