Your destination: Campeche
Located on the Western Yucatan, looking toward the Gulf of Mexico sits the town of Campeche. Currently a virtually unknown destination to the world of global tourism, featuring more that 80 miles of mangrove coast, hundreds of creeks, and numerous channels, making the region Mexico’s most prolific baby tarpon fishery. Campeche has been off the beaten path and gets as many tourists in one year as Cancun gets in a month. With flats style sight fishing for high numbers of festy tarpon in the 5 to 40 pound class and a wonderfully quaint town with Mayan and Spanish history, Campeche is now the ultimate venue for avid tarpon anglers.
The town of Campeche has a population of 380,000 and because of its rich Mayan culture and Spanish conquest influence it has been labeled a UNESCO world heritage site. Three blocks in from the bay the 17th century colonial city was constructed, now downtown, behind stone walls built to protect it from pirates attacks and it has been well preserved.
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One of our drivers will greet you at the gate with a printed sign with Tarpon Town Logo and/or last name on the booking.
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Campeche city feels like a less inhabited place, and has its origins in the Mayan civilization. The culture is rich in traditions, handicrafts, regional food, folklore, military architecture, Mayan sites and much more, preserving the roots of the Spanish conquest. The old walled city has been titled by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Mayan city of Calakmul which is on a 5-hour drive south from the capital.
Clients agreed Campeche is a clean and safe city and campechanos hospitality makes it a unique venue in southern Mexico. Even though it is located on the gulf shore, Campeche is not known to be a beach destination—in fact, there are no public beaches. The sea bottom is mostly shallow and full of turtle sea grass and white sand beaches are not easily found. But these conditions make it an ideal fishing destination for species like tarpon, barracuda and snook.
Campeche is one of the safest places in Mexico with an extremely low crime rate. They want you to feel safe walking from the hotel to banks, regional food and fast food restaurants, Sam’s Club, movie theaters, hospitals, supermarkets, shopping malls, car rentals, etc. and most important. NO CRIME AS HEARD AND READ IN THE NEWS. YOU CAN FREELY WALK ANYWHERE IN TOWN.