According to the United Nations, tourism provides livelihoods to millions of people, and represents more than 20% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of most Latin American countries, being the third most important sector in terms of exports.
But, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the world panorama shows a marked decline in the sector. The devastating impact of the pandemic on global tourism has continued well into 2021. Still, in that context, fortunately, there are opportunities to take advantage of, thanks to the advance in vaccination and the decline in infections.
Due to its enormous cultural and natural wealth, countries like Mexico have always known how to recover from external shocks suffered by tourism. It is in this spirit that companies in the region dedicated to the tourism and hospitality industry, such as Grupo Karim’s, a leader in the manufacture of textiles in the Central American region, with a presence in countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States, are capable of to maintain the operations of its best assets for tourism, taking into account all the biosecurity and environmental measures that a new era requires.
On the less touristy side of the Yucatan Peninsula, is the unique territory of Campeche, whose historic center was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a land where you can find authentic Mexican food and incredible beaches to explore.
It is in Campeche where the Ocean View Hotel is located, a business hotel located in the city of Campeche just five minutes from the famous historic center of the city. Since Grupo Karim’s offers you the ideal accommodation, now let us tell you why it is worth visiting this incredible place on your next vacation.
The 3 reasons to visit Campeche
A large number of visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula often overlook Campeche, as they head straight for the beach resorts on the Caribbean side of the Gulf of Mexico coast. This is usually the case because they still don’t know its hilltop forts, its colonial-era architecture, its varied cuisine, or its lively nightlife. Here are the 3 definitive reasons to visit Campeche:
A rich history
Being a port nestled in what was an important commercial route, Campeche was the constant target of pirate attacks throughout the 16th century, and therefore it is heavily fortified. Much of the defensive wall from the 17th and 18th centuries still survives, as do two hilltop fortresses that were used as protection against maritime assaults.
Both offer spectacular views over the coast, and one of them, the Baluarte de la Soledad, also houses the Museum of Mayan Architecture, which is well worth at least one visit.
The city center is listed as World Heritage
We already mentioned it, but it’s worth doing it twice. Campeche was a center of great wealth in the 18th and 19th centuries, thanks to which wonderful and grandiose mansions scattered throughout the historic center are exhibited in its streets. In addition to a beautiful main square surrounded by imposing colonial stone arcades. Everything is easily navigated on foot, but it also has an old tram to take a tour of its famous and colorful streets.
Lush Mayan ruins just a day away
This region has some of the most impressive and best preserved archaeological sites of the ancient Mayan civilization. Less than an hour away, Edzná is the closest major site, where you can see the Great Acropolis and a five-tiered temple. Also nearby is Uxmal, with its famous Pyramid of the Magician, just a couple of hours away, while mighty Chichén Itzá is a three-and-a-half hour drive away.
So now you know, a good preservation of architecture, and numerous places rich in the history of the Mayan culture, make Campeche an incomparable destination.
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