Campeche was a very successful port dedicated to the export of timber and dyes, as well as gold and silver from nearby regions. This certainly does not go unnoticed as caribbean pirates began attacking just 6 years after it was founded in the year 1540. For 200 years they terrorized Campeche, raping, burning and robbing their people. In the year 1668, 5 years after an attack by pirates brotherhoods all bonded, the Spanish monarchy decided to constructed a thick wall of 2.5 km. It was of Hexagon shape and surrounding the community. The wall had 5 bastions or links between the sides of the wall, which acted as strong where troops were staying, due to its large size. At present only 4 bastions and much of the old wall stand, which becomes the major tourist attraction of the city.
In the State of Campeche, there are significant archaeological sites, including Edzná , which is an important Mayan city. It is south of the City of San Francisco Campeche. It is a place that takes you into a state of tranquility and peace. Worth contemplating for an upcoming trip, and it is another place that is majestic, much like Chichen Itza in Yucatan, and it is a Biosphere Reserve. It´s called Calakmul , but that's another story ...
At more than 100 years old, our old lighthouse has become a museum and study center for students in our community with internet and a beautiful surrounding garden where one can sit at home with family with a snack or watch the kids play. The best part is climbing this still operational lighthouse. It's 30 meters tall and at the top there's a 360 degree view of Isla Aguada which is impressive for its variety of flora and the best view to our Terms lagoon. This is a great picnic site and children will be safe there.
A fishing town that is a paradise, with sun, sand, flora and fauna, as well as warm inhabitants and tasty food ... Everything here at Isla Aguada. It is in the southeast of the Republic and belongs to the state of Campeche in the city of Carmen.
Three years ago I decided to leave Mexico City, which is really quite endearing despite everything people say about it. Since then I've lived in this little paradise. I've chosen to live in contact with nature because everyday it gives me immense landscapes and unforgettable moments. The place is a small fishing village called Isla Aguada and belongs to the municipality of Carmen in Campeche state in southeastern Mexico.
San Lorenzo is an enchanted place close to Campeche where nature surrounds you in its sounds and smells, where the rose are on the palms and waves busting leave you stunned. It is a relaxing place where you see a landscape rich in flora and fauna, a perfect place for camping with friends and having past experiences or future adventures. In short it is a place that makes you feel in touch with yourself.
In this small Villa de Pescadores, one can live and see lovely and majestic things, colorful sunsets, sunrises full of life with fishermen and seagulls on your trip. It is in the southeast of Mexico, in the Municipality of Carmen that belongs to the state of Campeche. It is a Dolphin Sanctuary, and has relevance to planetary ecosystems, such as mangroves, water bodies, wetlands, streams, rivers flowing to the lake of Terms and unites the sea by 2 zones; Zacatal and Isla Aguada. You can try seafood, traditional cuisine, and it has a history and culture and its people are kind and welcoming to visitors, as well.
Isla Aguada is a small, beautiful, simple, bohemian fishing port, its beauty lies in its simplicity, the sea changes color every month, sometimes there is enough fish for everyone, many others not, but whatever the people are loud, rude, but always smiling, joking, and are all fish lovers. There are several beaches, my favorite is in the cove but it has waves that seem to fight you, the population prefers "los pinitos" that looks it is dead as it neither comes nor goes, and children prefer the dock to fish and jump into the sea. Isla Aguada is my earthly paradise! In the little fishing village celebrates different festivals such as the feasts of the Lord May or fisherman, there are dances, parties, etc. Also on this coast pibipollos celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead. And currently it is starting a taste for horse racing, gambling, cockfighting, etc.
Isla Aguada is a truly spectacular place. On the Bird Island you can see a beautiful sunset and splendid sunrise, you will not regret seeing these beautiful landscapes. We were in a trailer park Called Freedons Shores, a hotel with facilities for people with disabilities, a place to stay at the edge of the lagoon, everything was very beautiful.
Each year, on behalf of the state government, this carnival in the beautiful city of Campeche, features many floats, people in costume, food stalls, and a beautiful tradition of the kings of the carnival. The carnival runs through most of the city boulevard.
From the Malecon or crossing the waters of the lagoon, in the immensity are perceived, live moments of beauty, of grandeur of nature in that tiny corner of Mexico, in the Southeast belonging to Muncipality of Campeche Carmen, Isla Aguada is a tiny fishing village that has hotels and cabins, restaurants and boat rides, dolphin watching, birds, and you can finish up with a meal of seafood, like crab, crab, shrimp, sea bass, snapper, among other things . It is certainly worth coming to visit these parts of Mexico, Ciudad del Carmen airport is where international flights arrive.
The bastion of San Carlos replaced the old castle of San Benito whose construction was destroyed during the attack by the pirate William Parker. In the year of 1676, it was inaugurated by the Governor Don Sandro Fernandez de Angulo, but its conclusion was until December 18th of the following year, occupying an area of 1549.21 meters. Because the bulwark was completed during the reign of Charles II, it was named in his honour. In the same way that the others are pentagonal bastions, it's currently the only bastion that you can access by a modified street-level ramp to the first level. The wooden doors open to the bottom basement with two rooms that functioned as prisons, from which countless stories of tunnels and secret passages have emerged. The second level has a terrace that houses two powerful cannons and a bell tower on one of its edges. It also houses the keys to the city as well as masses. There's a Museography describing the evolution of the city through the centuries. The interior of the bastion holds weapons, furniture, sculptures and replicas of planes and parts of history. In one room, there's a sculpture of an Indian mosquito. From the top, you can see the "Sea Gate" and the "Bastion of Santa Rosa".
Because of the importance and the role that the Franciscan missionaries played in Mayan village, the land owes its name to this bastion. This is another of the fortifications of the city that still exists standing. The fort of San Francisco was responsible, along with St. John's, for the defense of the Puerta de Tierra. It has 2 small rooms, where the library is now the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Towards the end of the 19th century it took half of its structure to make space for a train. In its garden one can see the old ramp access to the roof where there are some nice views you can enjoy. The bastion of San Francisco has been restored to its original size and you can see the guard room, the storage room and the barracks, among other thinsg.
This archaeological site is in the state of Campeche. The Mayan people settled here and created amazing buildings in southern Mexico and Central America. It is a truly enigmatic place where you feel a special energy around these archaeological sites. Do not miss out!
The boardwalk of Campeche has a length of 3.5 km, which runs parallel to the sea, between the monument of Justo Sierra and Avenida Joaquin Musel. It has a wide sidewalk for walking or cycling, benches, and even children's play areas and areas for outdoor exercise. Along the boardwalk there are several monuments and viewpoints as well as restaurants serving seafood. It is a great place to enjoy the sea breeze and a beautiful sunset.