Experience a destination off the beaten tourist path


Calkiní, Mayan for “Throat of the Sun,” is a quaint municipality at the northern end of Campeche. Home to about 15,000 people, Calkiní encompasses communities with ancient ruins, farming villages, biosphere reserves, and joyous festivals. Highlights in Calkiní include the famous jipi hats of Becál that can be compared to Panama hats, the tall ancient Mayan ruins in Nunkiní, and craft classes such as hammock-making or mat-weaving. Calkiní also loves celebrating festivals, such as the San Isidro Festival in May and Carnival in February.

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Sombreros de Jipi

Maria Rosia’s flourishing business is gaining recognition: she’s been invited to participate in various artisanal fairs around the country! Read on to find out why.

English Teaching Volunteer

If you are seeking a meaningful way to spend your time abroad, Campeche is the perfect destination for your volunteer experience. You can make a positive impact by teaching English at local schools where native instruction is greatly needed.

Cocodrilario Wotoch Aayin

Wotoch Aayin Crocodile House is a must-see for any traveler ready to gain firsthand experience and education about crocodiles.

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