Thousands of buildings surrounding Campeche's historic center depict five centuries of evolving architectural styles, and massive fortifications testify to a time of pirate invasions in this important port city. Explore historic cathedrals, museums, and pristine beaches all with minimal tourist crowds.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fortified town center founded in the 16th century is a prime example of a Spanish colonial port city. Block upon tidy block of restored buildings in bold and pastel palettes with arched entryways and balconies line inviting plazas.
Stroll or bike on the scenic malecon, or boardwalk, as it stretches alongside the water where fishing boats are busy reeling in the day’s fresh catch. Sit and admire the view from benches along the way or stop by a restaurant for regional fare.Learn More
These brightly painted 17th century former military buildings now hold treasures of ancient Mayan culture. Step inside the vaulted rooms displaying stelae and decorative and architectural elements from Mayan regions.Learn More
Join families as they mark the the Feast of the Epiphany when the Magi (three kings or wise men) visited the Baby Jesus, by giving gifts to children and eating sweet wreath-shaped “Rosca de Reyes” cakes.
Family and friends gather across Mexico during this multi-day holiday to remember loved ones who have died by creating elaborate altars, preparing special meals, dancing and marching in processions.
Kick off the Lenten season with parades, a battle of flowers, live bands and popular performers for Carnival in town plazas, such as Merida and Campeche.
This religious celebration at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Hidalgo to mark the place where the Virgin appeared to the Mexican people through Juan Diego. A mass is followed by live music and dance performances and vendors selling traditional food and crafts.
Birders flock together for one colorful weekend of birdwatching tours, workshops, and a bird count to celebrate and raise awareness about the Yucatan’s diverse bird population.
Fireworks kick of this annual event marking the 1542 founding of Merida, the Yucatan’s capital city. Big name bands and local folk favorites take the stage for events throughout the city during this three week-long fiesta.
This national holiday commemorates the “Cry of Dolores” on September 16, 1810, the battle cry for the Mexican War of Independence against the Spanish colonial government, with parades, patriotic programs and concerts.
This high holy week leading up to Easter is marked by passion plays in town squares and religious processions in the streets. Families often celebrate the time off from work and school at the beach.
Gather to mark a new season as the ancient Mayans did at Chichen Itza on the spring equinox and watch as the sun moves across the pyramids like a great serpent.
Music is central to life in Mexico, and this festival in Merida highlights live music in the trova—traditional Cuban guitar style—tradition.
Indulge in a private three-course dinner of bold, regional dishes from executive chef Ignacio Bañuelos. Local ingredients star in each course which is paired with regional wines. Guests will leave with a basket of traditional cakes and a recipe from Chef Bañuelos.Learn More
Let the head concierge to create a personalized excursion for you. You'll be packed off with a gourmet picnic lunch and a tailored itinerary for exploring the local cultural sites near the Hacienda.Learn More