When searching the AirBnb site, I always read reviews to get a rounded idea of a particular place, and after deciding to go to Campeche, I came across what looked like the most amazing place. Despite it only having one review, I decided to trust my instinct and the photos (even though I know that photos can lie!) and rationalised that the owner was probably new to AirBnb, and/or it probably hadn’t been used much due to Covid. What a fantastic find it turned out to be. In a small gated community we drove up and over a hill, and as we descended we were greeted with spectacular views of the sea above rooftops and through the gaps between houses.
We easily found our house as the host had provided excellent photo directions, opened the front door, and just exclaimed – WOW! You could see straight through to the water, which came right up to the wall on the patio at the back. It was a stunning place to stay and even exciting when a storm rolled in. Waves crashed over the wall, spray and seaweed hit the windows, and got into an outside socket where the rubber cover had perished. It caused the socket to explode with an almighty bang and catch fire. Luckily there was a good trip switch but it took out the wifi so we had to drive to the top of the hill to get in touch with the owner as there was no phone signal at the house. They were with us within an hour and did a temporary fix until an electrician could come out.
Dawn was stunningly beautiful there.
Low flying pelicans. They almost skim the surface of the water.
A very abstract bird in flight photo below!
A walk up and down the little road had many things to photograph.
Our AirBnb was outside of Campeche itself, so we took drove in for a day to explore the city. There’s a complete contrast on opposite sides of one street (below). A very modern building covered in reflective panels shows the very old ones on the other side.
The police vehicles amused me as they reminded me of a Little Tykes car that my children and grandchildren used to trundle around in.
There are many buildings painted great colours but with a lot of peeling paint. Shabby chic?
I think the bell in the structure below looks very Mexican. The kind of thing I’ve seen in old films.
Look at these examples of buildings that need some TLC !
We struggled to find a restaurant for lunch but ended up sitting in the middle of a closed off street with the locals.
Back at our AirBnb when we weren’t dealing with exploding sockets it was tranquil and we had a couple of beautiful sunsets.