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The roads across the Yucatan Peninsula are mostly new, including the four land toll road between Merida and Cancun. The main road coming down to Campeche from Merida was widened and re-build several years ago, and will soon become a four lane road as well. Continuing down the coast from Campeche to Santillana del Mar, you can take the four lane toll road to Champoton, or the scenic and curvy coastal road passing through several fishing villages. From Champoton, it’s just another 10 miles to reach our project, along the local highway that follows the coastline. Even most of the secondary roads going inland to visit the Mayan ruins, Nature Reserves and other attractions are paved, reasonably well marked and easy to follow.

Airline connections are also improving. Merida, the capital of the Yucatan region, has daily flights from Houston with Continental Airlines, and new service from Atlanta with Delta Airlines several times each week. Ciudad del Carmen has two flights daily from Houston with Continental as well. The newly renovated and expanded Campeche airport now receives charter flights from Europe and Canada, and expects to have some direct flights from the United States soon. For now, Campeche has limited domestic flights, including some connections from the U.S. through Mexico City.

Once you get on the ground, car rentals and driving are relatively painless. Most major car rental chains and some good local outfits are found in airports and in all cities. Rates generally include unlimited mileage and full insurance. If you don’t care to drive yourself, the ADO bus company has excellent new buses that travel across the Peninsula in every direction, from Cancun to Merida to Campeche and down to Carmen. Their UNO and GL luxury coaches are especially comfortable, with large reclining seats and snack and beverage services along the way.

Arriving in Campeche, there are several good hotel choices available. If you are looking for a unique luxury property, take a look at the Puerta Campeche, a member of the Starwood Group’s “Luxury Collection”. It’s located in the heart of the historic section of town, and was tastefully created by joining a number of older homes and buildings together, completely reconstructing them on the inside while maintaining the original façade along the street. For something a bit more accessible and functional, the Hotel Plaza Campeche is a good choice, reasonably priced, just two miles from the waterfront boulevard, and three blocks from the historic main square and cathedral. If you are driving and would like to stay along the ocean, consider the Tucan Siho Playa Hotel, located about halfway down to Champoton. It was built from the foundation of a huge Hacienda home, and has a large pool and a small beach down below. Most rooms have a patio facing the ocean. Our office can assist you with reservations or direct you to the websites to book rooms at these and other properties.

   

 


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