After a whirlwind couple of days in Palenque we headed north on our way to Mérida, making a brief stop in the colonial-era city of Campeche for a little rest and relaxation.  Situated right on the waterfront, Campeche is a pretty place and a perfect example of a typical colonial-era Spanish harbor town.   Its historic center remains surrounded by a 2.5km hexagon of bulwarks.  Every building is painted a bright shade of pastel and trimmed in white.  Campeche’s beautiful central plaza and palm-lined pedestrian pathway, or malecón, stretching along the coast are sources of pride for Campechanos and the city was designated a unesco world heritage site in 1999.


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