Hotel Lopez Campeche
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At some of the little forts built into the city walls are the original cannons that were used to defend the town. One rather large one was recovered from thirty metres of water just off the coast a few years ago and was date stamped 1732. It was in remarkable condition for having spent so long under water.
It was noticeable here that there were less tourists, or at least less North American and European tourists, even at the hostel ...
... dangerous and how can you take pictures without getting your camera wet?). And one hour later (still raining), you don't read the explanation signs any more and stop climbing... The last 2 groups, I just quickly took pictures of both buildings and signs and went to my dry car.
So yes, it was probably the best Maya place, but no the experience was not that great... I enjoyed Becán or Uxmal way more.
As it was only ...
... Our evening meal was acceptable and the staff very friendly at the Restorante Mirador Garibaldi. We suspected that the lovely bar we had visited at lunchtime would now be closed and a long walk across town confirmed this. In the centre of the main square though was an expensive looking restaurant which we believed might sell alcohol. It did. It was very expensive and we were the only customers but it was a beautiful spot to sit, in the shadow of the ...
... pretty central plaza here. There are huge trees (which the LP guide tells me are carob trees) creating some delicious shade and lovely colonial architecture all around. We found a small tourist train waiting to take passengers on a ride around the traditional barrios (or neighborhoods) of the historic part of the city. Promising commentary in English we purchased our tickets and jumped on board the already half full train. Ten minutes later there was a commotion and ...
... almost in perfect condition and lacks the rawness that we've seen from other colonial towns we've seen on our travels.
In the evening we found a great little restaurant just off the main square to grab a tasty bite to eat and then had a taxi booked to the bus station. Our bus wasn't leaving till after midnight, so we did have to hang around a for a bit, but eventually it arrived and we climbed on board and practically fell asleep straight away.