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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.

Hotel Lossandes
Hotel Lossandes
3 out of 5
61 Av Periferica Nte Lomas de Holché, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
The price is CA $35 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Norte Beach and Resurgimiento Stadium. Laguna de Terminos and Our Lady of Carmen Church ...
4/5Very Good! (60 reviews)
"Good parking, pool was nice, quiet location and staff was helpful"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2020

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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 $59 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 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! (145 reviews)
Great Value
"Excellent service and comfortable hotel"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2021

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Hyatt Place Ciudad Del Carmen
Hyatt Place Ciudad Del Carmen
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Isla de Tris, 13, Fraccionamiento Palmira, Ciudad del Carmen, CAM
Fully refundable
The price is CA $59 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 14
Situated in Ciudad del Carmen, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Norte Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Laguna de Terminos. Domo del Mar Convention Center and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (401 reviews)
"Very Good"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

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