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Champoton is situated 65 km from Campeche City in the State of Campeche by the Federal Highway 180 in Mexico.

In 1517, the spanish troops lead by Francisco Hernandez de Cordova reached the village of Ah-Kim-Pech to replenish their water supply, after a 4 days storm they were able to disembark at Champoton where they were attached by the Mayan troops led by Moch Couoh. The Mayan victory over the Spaniards became a fact, and ever since the battleground in Champoton where this took place its called the 'bay of the bad fight'.

Champoton's actual economy is fishing and also the logging and lumber industry, the extraction of gum and cultivation of coconut, sugar cane, avocado, corn and bean.

In Champoton you can visit the Caves of Monte Bravo, located 50 km south by federal highway 261, where you can admire rocks forming interesting figures.

In Champoton and its surroundings you will be able to find a lot of seafood restaurants called 'coctelerias'. These restaurants are usually located by the beach,so it gives you the chance to enjoy the sea breeze and sun while enjoying a delicious fresh fish cocktail or any seafood.




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