Escárcega

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 color
    Life and color
    Municipality of Escárcega
  • Silvituc Lagoon
    Silvituc Lagoon
    Municipality of Escárcega
  • Main Square
    Main Square
    City of Escárcega

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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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    The Place of sun, light and sound

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  • Xmuch´Haltun Botanical Garden

    Xmuch´Haltun Botanical Garden

    Campeche

    From 9:00 to 21:00

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    Con Sabor a Chocolate

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