Champotón

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 Hall
    City Hall
    City of Champotón
  • Champotón River
    Champotón River
    Municipality of Champotón
  • Fishing boats
    Fishing boats
    in the Bay of Champotón

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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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    Vivo recuerdo. Contact Theatre

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    The light of the Itzá. Light and sound

    Campeche

    19:00 winter y 20:00 in summer

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    Cultural Center House no. 6

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