Calkiní

Weaving nature with Campechan tradition

Calkiní, meaning throat of the sun in Mayan, shows the pride of its Campechan origins in its northern towns, which mix a bustling commerce scene with provincial calm. In Bécal you can find the famous jipi hats, which are similar to Panama hats. In Nunkiní, you can see Mayan ruins with buildings almost 25 meters tall. In Dzitbalché, a farming village, and towns such as Tepakán, Bacabchén and Concepción, you can enjoy a more relaxed easy going lifestyle.

The capital, Calkiní, hosts the major festivals: San Isidro Labrador in May, the Mercy of Christ in October, and in December the Month of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated, not to mention the festival of “Christ's 40 hours of agony” and its carnival. Also located in Calkiní, is the Franciscan mission that was promoted to a monastery in honor of San Luis de Tolosa, it is an ornate temple, unique among religious buildings of the area. And of course, here you can find the traditional fabrics of fine palm or cotton, which are woven into mats, hammocks and rocking chairs.

The delicate craftsmanship of the weavers gives way to beautiful natural areas such as El Remate, a spring which runs to with the sea through a large natural canal in the middle of the Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve. An 8 kilometer long freshwater stream and spectacular aquatic and jungle scenery flow into Isla Arena, a traditional fishing community. A unique place where you can get lost or find yourself…

  • Parish of San Luis Obispo
    Parish of San Luis Obispo
    Calkiní, capital city
  • Bécal
    Bécal
    Woman weaving jipi hats
  • Pelicans
    Pelicans
    Isla Arena.Petenes Natural Park
  • Flamencos
    Flamencos
    Flamencos en Ría Celesstún

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  • Alternative Tourism
    Hunting, fishing and birwatching
  • Scuba diving and archeology
    Dive among the lost treasures of a galleon
  • Crafts and tradition in Bécal
    The place where jipi hats are worn
  • To the reflecting pool of Cenote Azul
    To the reflecting pool of Cenote Azul
    Swimming in the craters of the jungle
  • Kayaking in the Ría Celestún
    Kayaking in the Ría Celestún
    A kayak can take you places one else can
  • Fishing in the Petenes
    Fishing in the Petenes
    Capturing the great tarpon fish
  • Hiking in Campeche
    Hiking in Campeche
    Step inside nature
  • Palizada Magic Town
    Palizada Magic Town
    An exciting getaway to color and tradition
  • On the trail of the Camino Real
    On the trail of the Camino Real
    Color and flavor of multicultural Campeche
  • One morning in Ciudad del Carmen
    One morning in Ciudad del Carmen
    The flavor of the Pearl of the Gulf
  • A look at noble Campeche
    A look at noble Campeche
    The guardian city of its history
  • Mayan archaeology in the state capital
    Mayan archaeology in the state capital
    The splendor of the local culture without leaving the city
  • Calakmul World Heritage Site
    Calakmul World Heritage Site
    Wonder at the capital of the kingdom of the serpent
  • Edzná, the city of the Itzás
    Edzná, the city of the Itzás
    The house of the wise water men
  • The territory of the Chenes
    The territory of the Chenes
    In the jaws of the Mayan world
  • Río Bec Mayan style
    Río Bec Mayan style
    In the twin towers of the Mayan world
  • Birds seen in the Ría Celestún
    Birds seen in the Ría Celestún
    300 species of pink flamingo
  • Bioluminescence
    Bioluminescence
    The magical lights that inhabit the sea
  • Releasing protected turtles
    Releasing protected turtles
    In the sanctuary of the beautiful hawksbill turtle
  • A perfect day at the beach in Isla Aguada
    A perfect day at the beach in Isla Aguada
    Just you, the sun, white sands and a turquoise sea
  • Boat tour through the mangroves
    Boat tour through the mangroves
    Nature as you've never seen it before

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  • Con Sabor a Chocolate

    Con Sabor a Chocolate

    Campeche

    Viernes y Sábado 18:30 hrs

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  • Cultural Center House no. 6

    Cultural Center House no. 6

    Campeche

    From 9:00 to 21:00

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  • The Place of sun, light and sound

    The Place of sun, light and sound

    Campeche

    At 20:00

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  • Xmuch´Haltun Botanical Garden

    Xmuch´Haltun Botanical Garden

    Campeche

    From 9:00 to 21:00

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