One of the prettier and bigger cities located on the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico in a state of the same name. Campeche dates back to the end of the 16th century and was at that time a very important harbor city due to its location. Due to severe pirate plunderings - where practically all women of the town were raped - a five-meter tall town wall was built in the 1820s. As almost the entire wall has been kept, the inner parts of Campeche haven't changed much since then, which makes it quite romantic and cosy. However, nothing much goes on there, so a one or two day visit suffices.