From the bay of La Mala Pelea to the quiet of nature
If you enjoy the peace of small seaside towns, then Champotón is the place for you. Chakan Putum, or the Savannah Region, was founded by the Itza, one of the major lineages of the Maya, when they left Chichen-Itza. In its bay, known as La Mala Pelea, Chief Moch (the first Mayan hero) lead the first defeat of the invading army.
Champotón is also the name of the mangrove-lined river that runs through the municipality. We recommend you to sail through it, if you like bird watching or fishing.
If you like to take care of the environment, located 15 kilometers south of the state capital, are the beautiful beaches of Punta Xen and Chenkán with their gentle waves. You can camp here and help in the release of the hawksbill turtles that come here in their thousands to lay their eggs.
Back in the city, the beautiful colonial buildings await you, such as the church of Our Lady of Mercedes, the bastion of San Antonio and the Franciscan parishes of Seybaplaya and Champotón. More recent buildings include the Candelaria Church, built in the late 19th century. Around Champotón you can also visit some former haciendas, which are great samples of civil architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries.
City HallCity of Champotón
Champotón RiverMunicipality of Champotón
Fishing boatsin the Bay of Champotón