Palizada

The magic of red dye wood

Palizada owes its name and fame to red dye wood, also called logwood, brazilwood and Campeche wood. For many years this beautiful magical town was the main site of logging precious woods that were transported down the Palizada River and then shipped to Europe.

From this river you can reach the village by boat. The village appears before your eyes between the mangroves, with a palette of yellows, blues and greens on the facades of their Victorian-style houses with French-style tile roofs. Explore its small streets, where trade bustles and artisans carve curious objects out of wood. Inside the beautiful buildings are restaurants that prepare their own unique dishes, serving delicious fish and fish roe.

Palizada is located in the middle of a major hydrological area formed by the confluence of the deltas of several rivers and a wide landscape of lush floodplains that overlook the Laguna de Términos.

Discover the traditions and customs of the people here, who will give you the same warm welcome and hospitality everywhere you go. There is definitely something special about the Campechan people and it is at its best here. Experience it in its main fair in honor of the Patron Saint Señor San Joaquin, from 15 August.

  • Church of San Joaquin
    Church of San Joaquin
    City of Palizada
  • Main Square
    Main Square
    City of Palizada
  • Palizada River
    Palizada River
    at sunset

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    Step inside nature
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    A look at noble Campeche
    The guardian city of its history
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    The territory of the Chenes
    In the jaws of the Mayan world
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    In the twin towers of the Mayan world
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    300 species of pink flamingo
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    Bioluminescence
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    Releasing protected turtles
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    A perfect day at the beach in Isla Aguada
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