The jungle and a wooden railway
Escárcega owes its origin to the engineer Francisco Marquez Escárcega, who led the construction of the Coatzacoalcos-Mérida railway with its station in the municipality. Through this important line, precious Campeche wood was carried, and later gum and rubber, all of which were abundant in the surrounding forests.
Getting to Escárcega is easy as it is still an important communications center for Campeche. On the way there you will see how the jungle gave rise to its commercial splendor. Over 70% of the territory is covered by trees, making it a great destination for ecotourism, swimming, fishing and other water activities. In the jungle you will find the Silvituc lagoon, also called the Noh lagoon, the largest inland lagoon in Campeche, which at the time of the Mayans, held great importance as a source of fresh water for the population. Just 8 kilometers from the city, in the El Tormento botanical gardens, you will see a collection of species that are characteristic of the Yucatan Peninsula.
There are lots of festivities and activities at the carnival.
Life and colorMunicipality of Escárcega
Silvituc LagoonMunicipality of Escárcega
Main SquareCity of Escárcega