Av Gustavo Diaz Ordaz No 55, Col Ermita, Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, 24040, Mexico
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Campeche's central plaza
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Need Info on Campeche
My boyfriend will be fishing in Campeche for four days. I am considering going (but I don't fish) and am wondering if I can amuse myself there for four days. Also, is there a yoga studio in Campeche? Thanks.
Re: Need Info on Campeche
When are you going?
If it's like very very soon Feb, you're going to hit righ the Carnaval, which translates in music, dance and a lot of people along the pier/malecon (Jan 30 through Feb 16).
For the Yoga class, I searched in the seccionamarilla.com.mx(yellowpages), in different webs and nothing. All I found was off Campeche, however... I know people practice it but they don't necessarily have a website. I have two ideas here:
1. Look for expat communities and drop them a note, sometimes they know more about who and what. They're most likely to practice it. http://www.yolisto.com/forums/display_topic/id_929/EXPATS-IN-CAMPECHE/
2. Look at the seccionamarilla book once you are in Campeche, even the newspaper.
What it happens is that Campeche is more a small to medium size city, it's not so crowded yet and has old fashion hours.
Now, so you don't die of boredom, there are a few things to do:
a) Explore their little semi fortified downtown, there are a couple interesting things to see, a small museum and a small botanical garden, bring a book, maybe you find a cafeteria to read a good book or write about your trip.
b) Book a tour. Through the city (which you can do yourself), or to Edzna or Haciendas (you might need transportation for those two).
Edzna is the favorite for many people, it's a good size archaeology site with very interesting pyramids.
c) Calakmul. Uff! This is to be taken as a tour with somebody if you are by yourself. I always wanted to do this one and I couldn't!
...and as usual, get yourself a free copy of http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/campeche once you're there, they contain small maps and a few handy things.
Well, that's all. Remember, you can talk to the local people and ask them what they do or where they normally go. =)
Travel Tips for Campeche
You need to spend a whole day...
You need to spend a whole day at Uxmal. The parts that you see in the pictures are only about 1/4 of what the actually city covered. You can walk for miles back and see all the different buildings covered with overgrowth. Until the Mexican government has more money to excavate, it will be a long time until the full city can be unearthed.
People in Campeche must be among the most active in all Mexico - in other place did I see as many people jogging along the seashore.
Campeche is located right at the Gulf of Mexico, with a nice wide footpath beside the main road.
Great place for running. Of course I would have gone for a little run, but I did not know about that opportunity, and all my stuff was at Campeche bus station ;-)
The Mayan ruins of Edzna are approximately one hour southeast of Campeche -- they are the only major ruins near Campeche City. Edzna is one of the oldest Mayan cities - born 400 to 200 BC. It achieved major city status in the Classic era (approx 750 AD) and was abandoned by 900 AD. (We read this in the Mayan museum in Chetumal)
The view from the top of the temple is of the Grand Acropolis. By clicking on the thumbnail, in the larger photo you can see the various buildings that make up the four directions of the map - the pyramid I'm standing on is in the east, with the Moon Temple to the south (left) and the North Temple to the north (right).
Directly in front of the pyramid (west) are three different structures. In the middle of the quadrangle is the Altar, behind it are a string of buildings which I can not find the names for, and behind it in front of the forest is Case Grande (or Nohochna)
Masks in the Small Acropolis
In the Small Acropolis, two stucco masks have been uncovered -- one representing the sun god at sunrise and the other at sunset. We were told (by the plaques) that some colour remains of these masks -- red stucco, blue-green jadeite and black (unless you know what you are looking for, it is hard to tell).
The masks are protected from the sun by a wooden cover.
TEMPLO DE LOS CINCO PISOS 2 - EDZNA
The structure is a truly amazing work. The base of the building measures 60 square meters. There are a few decorations that can be seen near the base still. Temperatures here, as at many other Mayan sites, can easily soar to near 40C - over 100F. The heat radiates off the limestone making for a very warm day. Bring plenty of water and expect to do a little sweating.
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Address: Av Gustavo Diaz Ordaz No 55, Col Ermita, Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, 24040, Mexico