I had another fondest memory in Campeche - wonderful swimming in the hotel’s pool. After swimming in the Gulf the day before it wasn’t so exciting but it was pleasant enough to remember the rest of my life. Why? Don’t forget it was the 31th of January and swimming in winter season is not usual for Russians you know!
I was alone in the pool early morning before the breakfast when all my companions were still sleeping. And it was another reason of my luck– nobody bothered me and I felt quite happy and care free.
The Bay of Campeche is the southern bight of the bodies of water of the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded on three sides by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz. It was named by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba and Antonio de Alaminos during their expedition in 1517.
The Cantarell Complex of five oil fields lies beneath the Bay of Campeche. It was at one time the second most productive oil field in the world, then supplying about two thirds of Mexico's crude oil output.
You can watch my 4 min 59 sec Video Hotel Del Mar in Campeche in the morning out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
You can watch my photo of Campeche on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 19° 50' 51.59" N 90° 32' 20.94" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Bay of Campeche .
San Francisco de Campeche is the capital city of the Mexican state of Campeche on the shore of the Bay of Campeche of the Gulf of Mexico.
The city was founded in 1540 by Spanish conquistadores as San Francisco de Campeche atop the pre-existing Maya city of Canpech or Kimpech.
The city of Campeche is an example of urbanism in a baroque colonial city, with a reticular and regular plan.
More than one thousand buildings with a historic value have survived as witnesses of space and temporal superimposition of several significant historic periods of Mexico.
Campeche City is a beautiful destination known as the "Hidden Treasure of the Yucatan". Campeche blends Spanish influences with the history and culture of the Mayan people. This gives visitors an intriguing look at colonial Mexican architecture and Mayan traditions.
The state of preservation and quality of its architecture earned it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
You can watch my photo of Campeche on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 19° 50' 45.25" N 90° 32' 17.22" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio San Francisco de Campeche 1.
Favorite thing: 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.