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Xtampak, the enigmatic capital of the Chenes region

Santa Rosa Xtampak was first settled by Mayan peoples sometime in the early 4th century BCE. These early settlers likely came from city-states already established at the far southern end of what today is Campeche and Northern Guatemala

The magic of Campeche’s Ruta de Los Chenes

Inspired by the idea of La Ruta Puuc, we present our very own archaeological circuit in the state of Campeche. We call it La Ruta de Los Chenes.

Mexican teams compete for a chance at Pok ta Pok World...

A handful of teams from around the Yucatán Peninsula will compete this weekend to qualify for the 2023 Pok ta Pok World Cup. The matches...

Tohcok, ‘the place of the precious flint knife’

There are literally thousands of archaeological sites of varying sizes dotting the Yucatán Peninsula, several being very hard to get to, but as it happens Tohcok lay right on the side of the highway.

With new technology, archaeologists uncover the shocking size of Calakmul

recent surveys by archaeologists have uncovered that Calakmul is in fact even larger than previously thought. 

Choo Ba’ak, Campeche’s Day of the Dead bone-cleaning tradition

To the eyes of outsiders traditional bone cleaning may seem strange or even macabre, but for the people of Pomuch, it is a way to reconnect with their dearly departed and celebrate their ancient ancestry.

The beauty of Xcalumkín, a lonely Maya city in the hills

Xcalumkín attracts very few visitors, making it a perfect spot to explore and photograph ancient ruins at one's own pace and without worrying about people swerving into your shots. 

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods...

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

Exploring Campeche, the colonial bastion on the Gulf of Mexico

Established in 1540 by Francisco de Montejo and León "El Mozo," son of the elder Francisco de Montejo, Campeche was founded two years before Mérida — making it the first major Spanish settlement on the Peninsula. 

The ambition, power, and downfall of the great Calakmul

Calakmul is an ancient Mayan city found deep in the jungle of the southeastern Mexican state of Campeche, near the border with Guatemala.

The untamed beauty of Hormiguero and its exotic wilderness

Part of its appeal likely has to do with the fact that it is rarely visited by tourists because of how poor the roads needed to access it are

Xpujil, gateway to the Calakmul biosphere

Xpujil is an archaeological site in the south of the Mexican state of Campeche, within the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, and within the limits of the contemporary town of the same name.

Balamkú, the great city of the sacred jaguar lords

Balamkú is an archaeological site in the south of the Mexican state of Campeche, within the Calakmul Biosphere, near the entrance to Calakmul national park. 

The small but beautiful ancient city of Chicanná

Chicanná gets its name from its most famous building, the House of the Serpent Mouth.

The grand ancient city of Becán — a microcosm of Maya...

Because of Becán’s longevity, in its history, we can see evidence of a microcosm of Mayan chronology packed into a single site.

The (almost) forgotten city of El Tabasqueño

Because El Tabasqueño is located in a fairly remote area that is jam-packed with archaeological sites, it is visited by only the most adamant lovers of Mayan archaeology.

Hochob, the mysterious Maya city on the hill

Hochob was founded in the 3rd century CE, but it is likely that the area had already been settled by Maya farmers centuries before.

The ancient city of Dzibilnocac and its great towers

Dzibilnocac is a Mayan archaeological site on the outskirts of the Vicente Guerrero community in Hopelchén, Campeche.

Harsh restrictions return in Campeche as COVID cases rise

Mexico's first state to reach the epidemiological green light, and later to open schools, has slipped backward on the road to recovery. Campeche announced a...

Once luxurious homes in Campeche being used as drug dens

Beach homes in Campeche’s Playa Palmeras are being robbed, vandalized, and turned into drug dens. The once luxury homes were part of a multi-million dollar...

Over 1,000 people in Campeche inoculated with fake COVID-19 vaccines

More than 1,000 people in Campeche were inoculated with fake Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines, authorities said.  The vaccines were administered to workers at Grupo Karim’s, a...

Campeche 1st state in Mexico allowed to resume normal activity

While Yucatan remains under a fairly restrictive "orange" level of coronavirus alert, neighboring Campeche was the first state in Mexico to be given a...

Campeche is 1st state in Mexico to reach a coronavirus ‘yellow...

Mexico's Ministry of Health reported that for the first time since the pandemic began, one state has reached the "yellow light." Yucatan's neighboring state, Campeche,...

For 200 communities between Campeche and Yucatan, no way in or...

It is Mexico, but at the same time, it is an independent territory, and locals have decided not to grant access to anyone. Just over...
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