Campeche, or San Francisco de Campeche to give its official name, is the capital city of the state bearing the same name. It is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, on the Yucatan peninsular, in southern Mexico. San Francisco de Campeche was founded by the Spanish in 1540 on the site of the old Mayan city of Canpech. It enjoys good transportation links with the rest of Mexico via the three state highways which link the city, along with Campeche Airport, with regular flights to Mexico City. Allow EasyToBook.com to confirm your discount hotel needs when staying in this exotic location.
As a reminder of the city’s interesting and sometimes turbulent past, the old city wall and fortresses remain. The most notable and well preserved are the San Jose El Alto and San Miguel Forts. These were built to guard the city from pirates and buccaneers. So well preserved are these remains and forts, that they had earned the city the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Why not marvel at the architecture in this unique city and stay at one of the cheap hotels available in the area.