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NATURAL POOLS AND MAYAN REMAINS

Its name is due to the river that crosses the municipality, the Candelaria River. It is surrounded by lush vegetation, making it ideal for being in contact with nature.

If you like hiking and ecology, this Magic Town is a very good option as you can explore its mangroves and grasslands.

This paradisiacal place has more than 40% of its territory under environmental protection, and you can visit several natural swimming spots, including Las Conchitas, Laguna Misteriosa, Nuevo Coahuilita, and the Pedro Baranda Springs, characterized by their wonderful turquoise waters.

It is also surrounded by a series of archaeological remains, including sites like El Tigre and smaller ones such as Cerro de los Muertos, El Naranjo, and Peje Lagarto.

Among its gastronomy, dishes featuring fish and seafood stand out, including one of Campeche's most famous dishes, Coconut Shrimp.

Located 214 km from Ciudad del Carmen.

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What to See in Candelaria

Tourist Attractions in Candelaria

Main Park

This is the meeting place of the Magic Town, where locals and visitors mingle. There are benches and a central kiosk. Here you can find the Candelaria sign where you can take a nice souvenir photo.

It is also the ideal place if you want to try the local cuisine, as on weekends there are several stalls offering delicious snacks and fresh drinks.

Cerro de los Muertos Archaeological Site

Located on the banks of the Caribbean River, you can appreciate several structures among the abundant vegetation. Another attraction is the numerous natural pools that form along the river, making it look like a natural swimming spot.

Located 55 minutes from Candelaria and 10 minutes from El Tigre. 

What to Do in Candelaria

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN CANDELARIA

Kayak down the Candelaria River

This is a fast-flowing river surrounded by tropical vegetation that offers many surprises, with tranquil spots where you can refresh yourself or parts where you can enjoy the thrill of rafting. Other activities you can do on the river include swimming in some of the natural pools that form along the shore or fishing.

Visit El Tigre Archaeological Site

Also known as Itzamkanac, this site was an important ceremonial center and water port for the Mayan culture. Located 48 km from the Magic Town, it can be reached by boat, so you can marvel at the pre-Hispanic remains and enjoy the adventure of the journey.

Visit the Waterfalls

Near Candelaria are the waterfalls of Salto Muerto, Salto Grande, and Salto Toro, three waterfalls of the Candelaria River.

Enjoy Las Conchitas Natural Park

An ideal place for ecotourism activities like camping and hiking. It features impressive bright green natural pools surrounded by jungle scenery. It offers cabins, tour guides, and spiritual cleansings. Located in the community of Francisco J. Mujica, 4 km from Candelaria.

Se localiza en la comunidad Francisco J. Mujica a 4 km de Candelaria.

Enjoy El Salto Grande Ecological Park

Here you will find a fast-flowing river, and the surrounding jungle is home to a large amount of flora and fauna native to the region.

The bodies of water form streams, rapids, waterfalls, and very tranquil parts, offering a variety of landscapes and activity options. You can walk through the area, crossing the river on hanging bridges until you reach a natural pool that provides a hydromassage due to the continuous movement of the water that falls with force. You can also kayak in the rapids and admire a wide variety of birds, as well as howler monkeys and colorful orchids.

Explore Pedro Baranda Springs

This is an underwater ecosystem with incomparable landscapes extending up to 3 km. It is classified as a magical place with crystal clear, shallow waters where you can swim, snorkel, or kayak. It is also ideal for hiking and bird watching.  puedes nadar, o bien practicar snorkel o kayak. Es también ideal para el senderismo y la observación de aves.

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