Campeche On the RoadCampeche, Mexico
Nestled between the states of Tabasco and Yucatan along the southern end of the Gulf of Mexico.
Declared a national historic town by UNESCO, its "Baluartes" or strategic mini-forts along the "malecon" have earned Campeche a Colonial jewel title.
These forts were built to defend the city against the pirate raids which took place in the 17th century when the hardwoods of the region were exported through this port.
Though the pace is slow in Campeche it is now the gateway to the latest eco-maya discovery in Mexico - the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.
It was an ancient Maya capital . Today you can still see many outstanding examples of Maya art
With over two million acres of vegetation, terrain and eco-system, the Reserve also contains Mayan ruins