Located on the western third of the peninsula, the state of Campeche is a welcome escape from the larger tourist populations that flock to other destinations.
Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction are its economic mainstays.
Average highs range from low 70s (20˚C) to low 80s (26˚C), with average lows falling between the upper 60s (15˚C) to mid-70s (10˚C). Expect rain June through September.
Fly direct into the Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and connect to Campeche Airport (CPE) on a 1hr 40min flight. You can also fly nonstop from Houston to the Ciudad del Carmen International Airport (CME) and drive the 2hr 40min to Campeche City.
Strong contenders for boardroom meetings and events are two beautifully restored haciendas belonging to the Starwood Luxury Collection: the elegant 12-room Hacienda Uayamon and the 15-room Hacienda Puerta Campeche. The modern Holiday Inn Campeche is just 10 minutes from the Campeche XXI Convention Center and has 317.34 ft² (29.5 m²) of meeting space, and for larger groups, the iconic Hotel Baluartes on the boardwalk offers 126 rooms and suites, with meeting and event space for up to 300.
The Campeche XXI Convention Center has 113,602 ft² (10,554 m²) of meetings, event and expo space and stunning views of Campeche Bay. Off-site alternative venues include the San Miguel Fort, the Battery of San Luis and the Cloister at the Cultural Institute.
Top of the list is a walk through the city center, followed by eco adventures at the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve or day trips to the Mayan sites of Edzná, Chicanna, Becan or Río Bec. The fortified city of Campeche offers museums, gardens, folk art exhibits and more. Centuries-old wealth left behind beautiful buildings and mansions.