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Ciudad del Carmen
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Ciudad del Carmen

Wander along the picturesque coastal promenade, attend a religious service at pretty colonial churches and relax on the surrounding beaches.

Ciudad del Carmen is a quaint colonial town known for its churches, picturesque lagoon and impressive bridge. Several beaches decorate the coast. Chat with local residents for a sense of the mixed cultures and ethnicities in this region.

Visit one of the town’s most impressive sights, El Zacatal Bridge, which links Ciudad del Carmen to the rest of Mexico. It runs for 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers), making it among the longest bridges in the state. Snap photos of the picturesque Términos Lagoon south of the structure. Stroll along the nearby Malecón coastal promenade for great views of the bridge and the Gulf of Mexico.

Arrive in the historic center to see the nicely preserved colorful colonial buildings. Among the highlights is Our Lady of Carmen Church, which has an elaborate mahogany wood ceiling and an array of ecclesiastical artworks adorning the walls. Learn about the regional history with a trip to the impressive building of the Victoriano Nievez Céspedes Museum.

Enjoy the year-round warm weather with a trip to some of the beaches in the area, such as Playa Norte. Do some sunbathing and lay down a blanket for a picnic on the sand during the dry season, which runs from January through May.

Dine at one of the town’s many restaurants specializing in seafood. The region has long been known for its jumbo shrimp. Harvesting this seafood was formerly the primary industry alongside the manufacture of chewing gum and dyewood. Today, oil magnates have moved to the area following the discovery of petroleum off the coast. Note the range of inhabitants in this town, the majority of which come from elsewhere due to the oil boom.

Find the town in the southwestern part of Campeche state. It is on a promontory stretching west from the Isla del Carmen between the Términos Lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico.

Ciudad del Carmen has an excellent seafood tradition and preserved colonial architecture.

Fiesta Inn & Loft Ciudad del Carmen
Fiesta Inn & Loft Ciudad del Carmen
3.5 out of 5
Av. Luis Donaldo Colosio S/N, Miguel de la Madrid, Puntilla, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
The price is CA $53 per night from May 4 to May 5
Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Laguna de Terminos, El Zacatal Bridge, and Nautical Education Center of Campeche. Our Lady of ...
3.8/5Good! (107 reviews)
"Excelente atención por parte de todos los empleados"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Fiesta Inn & Loft Ciudad del Carmen
Fiesta Inn Ciudad Del Carmen
Fiesta Inn Ciudad Del Carmen
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Perifirico Norte S/N, Esquina Avenida La Concordia, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
The price is CA $59 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Zentralia Shopping Center, Church of Our Lady of Fatima, and Laguna de Terminos. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (248 reviews)
"Amplia habitación, camas cómodas aunque un poco antiguas las instalaciones"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2020

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen Campeche
Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen Campeche
3 out of 5
Av. Isla de Tris 28-A, Km 5, Esq. B, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
The price is CA $53 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Norte Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Laguna de Terminos. Plaza Zentralia Shopping Center and Resurgimiento ...
4.4/5Excellent! (259 reviews)
"Super clean rooms, nice area, gym and on site parking"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen Campeche
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Extended Suites Ciudad del Carmen Aeropuerto
Extended Suites Ciudad del Carmen Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
Av. Isla de Tris 57 Col., EL Tambor, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
The price is CA $53 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laguna de Terminos, Norte Beach, and Plaza Zentralia Shopping Center. Resurgimiento Stadium ...
4.2/5Very Good! (177 reviews)
Friendly, bring own kitchen ware
"The hotel room was very clean and the staff was very friendly but the kitchen supplies we got were not washed and had pieces of food stuck to them."

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2019

Extended Suites Ciudad del Carmen Aeropuerto
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