BEACHES IN CAMPECHE

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Campeche beaches
Campeche beaches

Land of rivers, lakes and seas, of myths and legends, the traces of those pirate attacks that devastated the city in search of treasures can still be seen on its walls and forts. For this reason, do not forget to visit the beaches of Campeche!

Thanks to the natural beauty that surrounds them, and the low presence of tourism, the state has some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Its sand, which ranges from golden to white, and the tranquility of its sea, are oases away from the big cities and crowds, where you can relax and enjoy nature.

In them it is possible to enjoy both the sea and the sun, in addition to carrying out ecotourism activities and eating delicious food. Campeche is a prosperous state that shares with its visitors its tasty typical dishes —fusion of Mayan, Spanish and Caribbean cuisine—, its admirable archaeological remains, the wonderful works of its artisans, its magnificent sunny beaches, its natural areas and its extensive jungles.

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Map of the Beaches in CAMPECHE

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Beaches of CAMPECHE​

Playa Caracol

Playa Caracol - Campeche
Playa Caracol – Campeche

Caracol is one of the best beaches in Campeche close to the city. It is perfect to go with the family because of its calm sea without waves, which joins the Laguna de Terminos. The site stands out for its abundance of mangroves, and for its peaceful surroundings. Ideal for camping or having a good time exploring.

More than a beach, it is a lagoon surrounded by two islands, Isla Aguada and Isla del Carmen. It has calm beaches with gentle waves and its waters are clear turquoise, washed by the waters of Laguna de Terminos. Its environment is made up of colorful landscapes in which the mangrove predominates. It is perfect if you travel with children; there you can swim or enjoy the sea aboard a water bike.

Considered one of the most spectacular destinations in the state, Caracol beach is a guarantee of fun, since it has palapas, restaurants (where you can try delicious dishes, such as the traditional dogfish bread), hotels, a dock for boats and a wide variety of list of water activities that you can do such as banana boats, canoes, ATVs, sailing and skiing; so come and spend a day full of adrenaline.

Manigua

Playa Manigua - Campeche
Playa Manigua – Campeche

In Manigua you will find one of the best beaches in Campeche, close to the city. Its waters, with calm waves, are bathed by the Laguna de Terminos; in the middle of a landscape of coconut palms and dense populations of mangroves, it is the preferred getaway for long boat rides, admiring birds or simply resting.

It is located 2 kilometers from Caracol beach (and therefore is located near several islands) near the city center. It is a paradise of coconut palm trees, especially for relaxation. Thanks to the fact that the Terminos Lagoon meets the sea here, it is surrounded by mangroves and marine species from both ecosystems, ideal for ecotourism activities and boat rides.

You will also find small restaurants with tables on the sand, offering delicious Campeche dishes, made with shellfish, fresh fish and other delicacies prepared with the best seasoning. You can find many services, great hotels and still have a lot of tranquility.

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Playa Norte

Playa Norte - Campeche
Playa Norte – Campeche

4 kilometers from Manigua, you will arrive at Playa Norte, among the best in Campeche. It is famous for its wide coastline of white sand and a sea of turquoise green hues.

It is a natural spa of almost 3 kilometers in length. It has beautiful beaches with regular waves; It is perfect for the whole family as it lends itself to swimming, jet skiing or sailing.

You will love it if what you want is to do several activities, and even those full of adrenaline. If you like heights, you can enjoy it from above by parachute. Take advantage of the proximity to visit the small zoo that opens every day.

Bahamitas

Playa Bahamitas - Campeche
Playa Bahamitas – Campeche

In Bahamitas you will find another of the best beaches in Campeche, with crystal clear waters and smooth white sand, surrounded by a lot of nature; This beach is a craving to visit with the family for its calm sea and fine white sand.

It is located 15 kilometers from Playa Norte. If you like water activities, you will love this place, since there you can swim, windsurf, ski and even take a sport fishing tour.

But if you prefer to rest, swim and walk, on your tour you will discover large banks of snails, shells, starfish and clams. It is an attractive tourist spot for its variety of activities and its unusual sunsets.

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Isla Aguada

Isla Aguada - Campeche
Isla Aguada – Campeche

27 kilometers from Bahamitas you will arrive at Isla Aguada, which in addition to being among the best beaches in Campeche, is one of its oases in the Gulf of Mexico. This destination stands out for the fishing activity of its inhabitants, but its greatest attraction lies in the several meters of beach that it offers its visitors; It is also a place that presumes to be quiet, so if you are looking for peace, you will find it here; you just relax and enjoy its crystal clear emerald waters.

Due to its proximity to Laguna de Terminos, Isla Aguada offers you a wide range of entertainment possibilities: attractive beaches, and also an ecotourism paradise due to its combination of coast, lagoon and mangroves. Due to its importance, it belongs to a protected flora and fauna area and covers an area of almost 705,016 hectares. There you will observe various species of sea and land birds, since it is the habitat of hawks, herons and jabiru storks.

Take advantage of the proximity and visit the Natural Dolphin Sanctuary where it is possible to see them swim freely in the sea and admire these beautiful mammals. Not far away, there is also the Underwater Archeology Museum where the remains of sunken ships, nautical instruments and photography are exhibited; look for it inside the old lighthouse.

Sabancuy Beaches

La Playita de Sabancuy - Campeche
La Playita de Sabancuy – Campeche

It is an almost virgin tropical paradise located on the shores of an estuary with calm waters; It is also a place where the hawksbill turtle reproduces and typical species of the lagoons develop. The beach is quiet, with fine sand; its shallow and transparent waters have gentle waves and a gentle slope.

It is a beautiful estuary with several beaches, it is rich in marine varieties, in the nearby waters shrimp, crab, octopus, snail, oysters, mullet, red snapper, and other brackish water fish abound, so they are considered a small ecological niche . You can take a boat ride along the estuary to appreciate the large number of seabirds and mammals that live among the dense vegetation.

On the side facing the Gulf of Mexico, several beaches unfold, such as Santa Rosalía, also with gentle waves. You can practice diving in the breakwater, sport fishing and sailing, in addition to camping in the surroundings and enjoying the sunsets and sunrises.

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Punta Xen

Punta Xen - Campeche
Punta Xen – Campeche

It is also considered one of the best beaches in Campeche, located 27 kilometers southeast of Champotón.
It stands out for the dense vegetation that surrounds it, where you can also go bird watching, since it is the habitat of various migratory species, such as flamingos, ducks and ospreys.

It is made up of a long series of beautiful beaches whose main characteristic is the gentle waves, the atmosphere is calm (so it is ideal for resting) and the unusual seascapes.

There are some camps dedicated to the protection of the sea turtle that comes every year to spawn in this place, it has important hawksbill turtle camps. It is the perfect destination for those who love to be surrounded by nature and walk in peace.

Punta Varadero

Punta Varadero - Campeche
Punta Varadero – Campeche

Magnificent beaches where you will enjoy the tranquility of the sea and extensive and beautiful seascapes. The peace of nature is only interrupted by the occasional hubbub of groups of seabirds.

If we had to describe this place in a single word it would be: “magnificent” and its waters are frequented by national and international people who want to practice sport fishing, some of the species found here are: grunt, horse mackerel, snapper, tarpon, barracuda, a fascinating variety; If it’s about fishing, you already know where to go.

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Seybaplaya

Seybaplaya - Campeche
Seybaplaya – Campeche

Located 32 kilometers southeast of Campeche, this fishing port is one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast near the capital of Campeche. It is a strip of almost 3 kilometers in length in which you can discover numerous corners between large rocks, white sands, and the endemic vegetation of the place, ideal to spend the day and watch a beautiful sunset. It is one of the favorite places of Campechanos for the weekend.

It has all the tourist services and offers delicacies from the sea. Its waves are calm so you can practice various water sports such as kayaking. In the surrounding waters you can practice sport fishing and catch specimens of horse mackerel, snapper and grunt. Seybaplaya is perfect for resting and camping, and it also offers you its exquisite dishes made with dogfish, grouper, bass and octopus.

You can visit the Faro del Morro, located on a hill of the same name. You can also camp and take long hikes along this portion of the Gulf Coast. In addition, very close to here are other points of interest such as the Acapulquito spa and Villa Madero.

Isla Arena

Isla Arena - Campeche
Isla Arena – Campeche
Isla Arena is one of the points that you cannot miss, and its natural surroundings make this place fantastic; sea, sand, mangroves and birds offer a wonderful spectacle that is worth being appreciated.
 

A set of beautiful beaches are concentrated in this coastal paradise, in addition to walking among mangroves and large colonies of birds; You can also explore these routes aboard a boat, or fish. In addition, here there are various lodging services by the sea so that you do not miss any detail, and excellent quality restaurants where you will taste exquisite dishes.

It is a starting point to get to know different sites according to your interests. You can go to the Crocodile House, a preservation center for these reptiles; to the museum dedicated to Pedro Infante where you will see some posters of his films; to Real de Salinas, a salt hacienda; or Ría Celestún with its petenes.

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Xpicob

It is located just over 10 km from Campeche and is a rustic place but with great natural beauty. The phenomenon of bioluminescence occurs on this beach, meaning that you can see slight flashes of light on the surface in shades ranging from green to turquoise. This occurs when there is movement of water around dinoflagellates (plankton) and activates a protein.

Here is a reef made up of hollow spherical formations called reef balls. It has an area of 1.5 by 8 m. Additionally, from July to November you can participate in turtle release activities.

Champoton

Champoton - Campeche
Champoton – Campeche

Without a doubt, among the attractions of Champotón are some of the best beaches in Campeche. It is located 83 kilometers from the city, and is the destination facing the coast with the largest tourist infrastructure.

Even so, it preserves its natural wealth of mangroves and a coast with calm waves, which do not ask anything of the best beaches facing the Mexican Caribbean. Its main attractions are the Champotón River, the church of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, the Baluarte de San Antonio, and the surrounding haciendas, such as San José and San Luis Carpizo.

San Lorenzo Beach

Traveling to Campeche means making a necessary stop at San Lorenzo beach. For those who like a climate of peace and tranquility, in San Lorenzo you will find a sandy, stony soil, with a gentle slope, vegetation based on coconut trees, palm trees and shallow sea depths, perfect for excursions and connecting directly with tranquility and serenity. of the ocean.

Popular beach with an approximate length of one kilometer. In San Lorenzo the waters are shallow, crystal clear and calm. It is located 129 km, approximately one hour and 45 minutes from the city of Campeche and an hour and a quarter from Ciudad del Carmen.

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Malecón de Puntilla (Puntilla Boardwalk)

Apart from the attractive beaches where you can swim and take boat rides, you will also find a small pier that is very popular with the inhabitants of Ciudad del Carmen. It is located 2 km from Manigua and is perfect for those who want to relax and unwind.

Playa Nixche

Place that serves as the entrance to the Laguna de Terminos Flora and Fauna Protection Area. It is located 4 km from Sabancuy and the beach has white sand and gentle waves that boast blue-green waters; in them you can dive and practice sport fishing.

Playa Bonita
Playa Bonita - Campeche
Playa Bonita – Campeche

It is located 22 km from Seybaplaya. It is a popular resort with soft white sand beaches, calm waves, and crystal clear and calm waters for various water activities. If you come accompanied with family and children; here you have a space surrounded by beautiful nature while you play volleyball or swim. This beach has an extension of 1.5 kilometers and you will find restroom facilities, dressing rooms, restaurants and a dance hall.

Playa Paraíso

Surrounded by exuberant jungle vegetation, here you will find a beach with calm waves where you can swim and do water activities. It is located 30 km from Punta Xen and has a pleasant climate all the time; It is perfect to enjoy with family and children.

Siho Beach

A splendid place to enjoy white, rocky sand beaches and calm waves. You can find it 23 km from Playa Paraíso and the surroundings offer good opportunities for you to enjoy the landscape and the sunsets. It is the ideal place to get away from everything and just enjoy a moment of calm.

Lerma Beach

Bathed by the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, these beaches are visited on weekends by the locals, to swim and admire the surrounding nature, it is also the best place to rest and relax.

Playa Azul

Playa Azul is another of the best beaches in Campeche, also close to the city and a favorite for swimming due to its crystal clear, shallow sea. Visiting it is one of the activities to do in Campeche, since it has 600 meters of coastline, with beautiful fine white sand.

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