We arrived into Yucatan’s neighboring state’s capital city on Tuesday evening and checked into the Hotel Balaurtes. This locally owned property was built in the late 50s and has recently undergone major renovation and expansion. We stayed in one of the new rooms, overlooking the Bay of Campeche… v-e-r-y n-i-c-e!
Heading to the main plaza, we found lots of life and beauty in the city that has the unfair rep as being “Mexico’s home for the newly-wed and nearly dead!”
During the colonial period, the city was often attacked by pirates. there were only two accesses to the city – one by land and one by sea. Both of these almost 500 year old gates still guard the city.
It’s true that Campeche is laid back but to us this is refreshing… and the architecture is beautiful
Next day, we lazed around the pool, did a little shopping and…
We watched Oprah’s farewell show. I’m an unabashed fan and had hoped to attend the show. But as Oprah said, “You are where you are meant to be…” And certainly, being with Jorge on our 34th anniversary was where I was meant to be!
Just a two hour drive from Merida, Campeche makes for a delightful get-away…