THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CAMPECHE
Historically Campeche was made up of three zones:
The Center: The area within the wall that surrounded the city, which was inhabited by the Spaniards.
San Francisco: Located to the north of the wall, where the Mayan population was concentrated.
San Roman: Located to the south of the wall, where the Mexican natives established themselves with people from the Caribbean Islands such as Cuba.
While these zones still exist, the population of Campeche is no longer divided in this way and all zones make up the city.
The buildings in Campeche’s historical center are painted in a variety of pastel colors, but it is worth noting that the buildings are repainted every four years so the municipal building might be yellow one visit and pink the next.
While the beaches adjacent to the city are not great for swimming and relaxing, some pretty beaches can be found just a few kilometers away.
You can find tourist information at the Cultural Center House #6, which is on Calle 57 between 10 and 8 or at the State Tourist Office located on Av. Ruiz Cortines on Plaza Moch Couoh in the historical center.