Many of the cities in Mexico were founded and colonized several hundred years ago by the Spaniards. This colonial heritage is preserved better in some places than others, and the city of Campeche is known for its colonial-era architecture. It’s even been deemed a World Heritage Site.
I enjoyed Campeche. I felt that the place’s colonial legacy was on display better here than in Merida. There isn’t a whole lot to actually do in the town, but it was a really pleasant place to wander around for a day.
Here’s Campeche. It was about a 2.5-hour bus ride from Merida: