Campeche: quintessentially colonial Mexico

Downtown Campeche (Google)

Meagan Drillinger posted this Campeche travelogue on Travel Weekly recently.  If you close your eyes and think of colonial Mexico, what you are likely picturing, perhaps without even realizing it, is Campeche. Brightly colored buildings flank cobblestone streets within a walled city center, which leads directly out to a long malecon overlooking the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Six hiking trips you can do in the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula straddles three states (Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan) in Mexico, including the neighboring countries of Belize and Guatemala.  Once a seabed, its topography consists mainly of limestone. More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Witness a fascinating natural sparkling show in Holbox and Campeche

It is a fact that there are living creatures that remain hidden in darkness, in the depths of the ocean… Nonetheless, there are others as the noctiluca scintillans –also known as the sea sparkle- whose main More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

New Dunkin’ Donuts store in Merida is first of 20 planned for SE Mexico

With an investment of six million pesos ($300,000 USD), Grupo Berny inaugurated the Dunkin’ Donuts store in Mérida, considered the flagship of the 20 that will open in six states of southeastern Mexico, with More...

Campeche's Gulf-front malecon. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Tourism offers an economic ‘lifejacket’ to Campeche

Tourism is Campeche’s best bet to recover from the oil crisis that has resulted in the loss of 30 thousand jobs. “In the Campeche area, 80 percent of the country’s oil has been extracted to date. More...

Oil Platform in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche (Photo: PEMEX)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Migration to Yucatan increasing as unemployment climbs in Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz

Hundreds of people from Campeche and Tabasco are moving to live in Yucatan, as a result of growing unemployment in the oil industry of these states, warns Rubén Cáceres Arzápalo, a sociologist at the Colegio More...

Calakmul mask. (PHOTO: Mexico es Cultura)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Mask of Calakmul returns home to Campeche

The mask of Calakmul, a funerary piece elaborated in mosaic of jade, shell and gray obsidian, returned to Campeche, after 10 years of touring foreign countries including Germany, the United States, Italy and France. “It More...

Campeche has vowed not to buy Ford vehicles for police use. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Campeche joins Ford boycott

Ford Motor Company lost some business last week to two Mexican firms. This week, a state joined the boycott. The governor of Campeche announced Tuesday Jan. 17  that the state would no longer buy Ford vehicles More...

Baluarte San Pedro Campeche (PHOTO: Conaculta)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Campeche to mark 500 years of Spain-Mexico encounter

Campeche will celebrate starting March 2017 the 500 years of the encounter between the cultures of Mexico and Spain, local Culture Secretary Delio Carrillo Pérez reported. In statements issued by the Federal Secretariat More...

Photo of jaguars was made by trap cameras. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Jaguars captured on camera in Campeche nature reserve

Trap cameras have verified the presence of three felines in the natural protected area Los Petenes that extends along the north coast of the state of Campeche. César Romero, director of the Los Petenes Biosphere More...