Calling all convention planners: culture awaits in colonial Campeche

CampecheCalling all convention planners: culture awaits in colonial Campeche

For meetings and convention planners seeking a hidden gem locale, the Yucatán Peninsula’s best kept secret awaits: Campeche, an emerging Mexican destination with great cultural traditions, an extensive tourism offering and multiple meetings facilities including a modern convention center facing the Gulf of Mexico.

“Campeche’s large, strategically located convention center, is an ideal venue for all types of meetings and conventions, in a setting that allows guests to enjoy an endless array of experiences,” said Jorge Manos, Minister of Tourism of Campeche. “Visitors are treated to incredible culinary offerings, idyllic natural surroundings and numerous archeological and historical sites and museums to enhance their convention experience.”

The Campeche XXI Convention Center, a 207,000-square-foot complex situated in a privileged location within the city, overlooks the Bay of Campeche and has a capacity of up to 6,000 people. Various salons allow for a variety of convention, event and meeting types. An adjacent facility, Casino del Mar, or Casino of the Sea, offers space for 1,300 people with several configurations. The full complex features state of the art equipment including modern integrated audio, wireless Internet and CCTV, a simultaneous translation booth, press boxes, control cabin and a kitchenette for meal preparation.

Also in the city, event organizers can host events at an alternate location – the Renaissance Circus Theater. First opened in 1906, and located within the historic quarter, the venue is ideal for smaller meetings or for special shows and exhibitions within a larger convention.

Travelers can combine business with an extensive cultural offering that could only be found in a city recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The walled city of San Francisco de Campeche was founded on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in 1540 by Spanish conquistadors. One of New Spain’s most important seaports during the Colonial period, the city has since been known for its outstanding mélange of cultural influences. Meeting attendees will adore the city’s historic center with numerous attractions for visitors and cobblestone streets lined with pastel buildings. At Calle 59, the city’s cultural corridor located along a seafront promenade, visitors can enjoy numerous restaurants serving a unique mix of Mexican, Mayan and Spanish flavors, bars and iconic buildings like the Casa del Teniente Rey or San Francisquito Church.

Outside of the city guests can delight in the beauty of the nearby surrounding beaches or visit the state’s ancient Mayan cities, which make for ideal add-ons to any event. First class hotels including haciendas that have been renovated into luxury accommodations, offer with splendid service ensure the success of any convention.

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